Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 01:12:19 -0600
From: "joe" <>
Subject: Re: The dreaded turbo smoke? Classic 900

If you had any moisture from humidity you'd get smoke, if you had't dogged it in a bit. you'd get smoke, if you ha some bad gas, you'd get smoke, if you had a newly failing head gasket, ...well're gonna start to see a whole lot of smoke "wgm" <> wrote in message news:855jec$7gn$ > you could be losing a torbo seal. but you said black smoke which is usually > a fuel related problem. white smoke is coolant, or (heaven forbid) auto > tranny fluid(in which case your in trouble)-back to the problem, We need > more to go on. Do you suffer a performance loss, have you been getting bad > gas mileage, Hard starting. One bad cyl miss fire. What is your idea for a > "smoke out the tail pipe?" We'll get back to you > surfsofa <> wrote in message > news:387462d4.2279487nopsam.2.174... > > Can I enlist the help of some classic 900 turbo experts please. > > > > Last night on my drive home from work I was feeling a bit racey so I > > booted my turbo once the engine had warmed up. > > > > For the first time since I got the car (it's now done 141000miles on > > the original turbo) I got smoke out of the tail pipe. As it was dark > > couldn't tell what colour. > > > > Obviously I was a bit worried. Later on the same drive I booted it > > hard to see if it would happen again and it didn't. Loads of boost > > still on tap. > > > > Is it possible that this smoking thing can happen intermittently? > > Could this be caused by : > > - car had been virtually unused for a week in cold, damp weather. > > - car had not been driven hard for a while - ie. almost no boost in > > the yellow > > - car has to do a relatively short commute daily - 7 miles each way. > > > > Of course I'll be keeping an eye on it, but could those with > > experience suggest what symptoms suggest what. ie. is it a gradual > > failure, or will it go suddenly, and can the symptoms I've offered > > cause a temporary smoking? > > > > Thanks for your help. > > -- > > surfsofa > > > >

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