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Further Evaluation Required
« on: November 16, 2013, 10:02:30 AM »
I got to work this morning and saw smoke rising from the scoop.  :-o

Popped the hood and there seems to be fluid, possibly oil on the passenger side of the engine. I will check my levels before leaving and try to limp home so it is not stranded here at work.

It wasn't a noticeable antifreeze smell so I am not sure what the hell just happened. I wasn't driving it particularly hard, and did not notice any power loss while coming up alt 7.
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Re: Further Evaluation Required
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 10:13:06 AM »
A similar thing happened to me and it turned out to be a torn cv boot which, as a consequence, was flinging grease on the passenger side rear if the engine/down pipe.  Maybe that?

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Re: Further Evaluation Required
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 10:47:34 AM »
^That...


I left there literally at 9:10...

Only other thing i could think of, is maybe a turbo oil line cracked?
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Re: Further Evaluation Required
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 11:42:53 AM »
Known issues:

Power steering leaks
CV Boots torn and flinging grease
Valvecover leak
Turbocharger oil lines leaking

Figuring exhaust pipes are in close proximity almost all of those items, i'd wager some close inspection wouldn't hurt.  If there's a bunch of messy residue and it's hard to see if anything's new, degrease and wash the area thoroughly and then go spring for an engine oil dye/fluorescent/blacklight leak checking kit.  (similar to A/C leak detecting kits).  It's what a garage would do anyway.
If you've got a torn CV boot, i'd just start there and ensure nothing's dripping onto the exhaust pipes while the engine runs,  just to eliminate the further possibility of a fire hazard.
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Re: Further Evaluation Required
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 07:37:25 AM »
I made it home with no more problems. Parked on a large piece of wood to look for additional oil leaks but there were no new substantial drips. Also driving around over the weekend there was no more smoke. I did baby it all weekend. I am thinking power steering, or turbo oil line. They will be inspected shortly.
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Re: Further Evaluation Required
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 04:32:25 PM »
I would look at the power steering lines on the rack themselves, the hard lines.  I had wispy smoke from my car for a while, but only after I had driven the car hard.  Turned out that one of the external lines on the rack was oozing onto the headers when it was under lots of pressure.
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Re: Further Evaluation Required
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2014, 12:51:05 PM »
I just ordered a bunch of o-rings from the o-rings store, I am going to attempt the PS pump rebuild and hope this helps.
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Re: Further Evaluation Required
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2014, 08:35:10 AM »
A similar thing happened to me and it turned out to be a torn cv boot which, as a consequence, was flinging grease on the passenger side rear if the engine/down pipe.  Maybe that?

Exactly this. Fred replaced it too. I am still going to rebuild the PS pump, when it gets warmer out.
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