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S13Koop
09-07-2005, 06:34 PM
Engine: SR20DET (redtop)
Lately I've noticed my car blowing white smoke
It usually comes after I've driven around and then let it idle for about 5 minutes. Then white smoke starts pouring out the exhaust, but it has started doing it about five minutes after a cold start up too.
I've done some research and apparently it could be the turbo or head gasket
I've lost some coolant in the past, but I did find a hose leaking and fixed it. I guess I need to run it again and check for more coolant loss or compression in the radiator....?
My mind says its the head gasket, but my wallet says its the turbo
Any tips here :dunno
tia
-cody

ameenIT
09-07-2005, 06:39 PM
basically check out the regular signs on BHG..

check coolant loss, overheating, and coolant system pressure...

_al
09-07-2005, 07:13 PM
chances are it's the turbo, but it's easier to check for blown head gasket ... so do a compression test

S13Koop
09-08-2005, 06:16 PM
thx guys
turbo newbie question though,
if its the turbo, how does that make white smoke blow?

rage
09-09-2005, 03:17 AM
thx guys
turbo newbie question though,
if its the turbo, how does that make white smoke blow?
blown seals.

also check for oil in your coolant and coolant in your oil.