Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 17:46:49 GMT
From: strixnopsamtley.freeserve.co.uk (Emlyn Whitley)
Subject: Re: The dreaded turbo smoke? Classic 900


I had a similar problem with my 900 8 valve Turbo as soon as I picked it up from the dealer who sold me it. The mileage at the time was 128K. The smoke that came out of the rear was a large bellowing cloud of whiteish blue smoke and this would be present when pulling away at traffic lights and when flooring it! The dealer gave me a new turbo and the problem ceased. I had a similar occurence with the same colour bluish smoke bellowing out the rear on acceleration although this time it was intermittant. The mileage at this point was approx. 155K. The car had just been serviced and a new air filter had been put in. I decided to remove the air filter and woe and behold the bottom of the plastic cannister was full of oil, leaves, etc. The oil had found its way there via the overflow pipe from the cylinder head. The bluish cloud of smoke was infact oil being drawn up into the engine and burnt off via it. To stop this intermittant smoking problem check your air filter cannister and also redirect that oil pipe down the side of the engine so that it drips on to the road and not into your air cannister. It sounds like this might be your problem. Good luck Ceri On Sun, 09 Jan 2000 10:07:18 -0500, Tony <shiminopsamAMstarpower.net> wrote: >surfsofa wrote: > >> OK, panic over I think: >> >> Nice sunny day yesterday and I took her out for a run. With a warm >> engine and open road I booted it all the way to the turbo redline a >> few times and saw nothing. So I guess what I saw the other day may > >What you saw and did the other day is known as the Italian tune-up. Cars >need >this tune-up every now and then. > >Enjoy! >-- >Remove "NOSPAM" from address for direct e-mail > >####### > # #### # # # # > # # # ## # # # > # # # # # # # > # # # # # # # > # # # # ## # > # #### # # # > >

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