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Old 10-26-2007, 02:48 PM   #1
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definitely just took a coworker out for a good flogging run in the car, and wheni parked it, it smelled like oil in the engine bay, and there was some pretty good blue/white smoke coming out of the tailpipe. not sure if it was blue or white (oil or coolant) but it smelled more like oil and/or normal exhaust, not sweet smelling like i remember coolant to be.

think i saw a couple dots of oil splatter on the turbo manifold, too...

unfortunately i wasn't datalogging, so i can't assure myself that i didn't lean spike and smoke something, i'm thinking i may have flogged on it before it was warmed up enough, and maybe put some not-all-that-flowing oil pressure through the turbo and suffered some blown seal action? dunno if that would account for an oil splatter on the manifold, though...
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car drove fine, though. pulled nice and hard.
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check your pcv.
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yeah, that's first on the list.

what am i looking for when i pull it? or will it be one of those "if it's junk you'll DEF know" things? :-)
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I think you should be able to blow on one side, but not the other.
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gotcha. i might just grab a new one at autozone on my way home and replace it.

i'm just worried i blew rings or something. i'm a wuss.
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Make sure the one you buy from autozone actually does what it's supposed to. I went through 3 of them made for the 323 gtx and none of them actually sealed completely, the stock one sealed better. I'd suggest you go to a dealer and purchase an OEM one for a 323 GTX.
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gotcha. i might just grab a new one at autozone on my way home and replace it.

i'm just worried i blew rings or something. i'm a wuss.
If your scared then compression test it...
and if you dont have one buy one from auto zone or kragen for 30 bucks
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