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When I first noticed a problem, before it started to smoke, I heard a high pitched whine from under the hood. The next day when I started it, it would smoke and when I accelerate, more smoke comes out. The smoke does not smell sweet, more rich and the smoke looks white. There is a slight loss of power. Where the downpipe meets the turbo there is a crack and after the car is running, a little bit of smoke comes from there also..

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  • h3ath3r678 Jan 08, 2009

    Do you think it is due to that crack? What should I do to see what needs to be fixed?

  • h3ath3r678 Jan 08, 2009

    yes its smoking out of the tail pipe, it smells rich but the smoke isnt blue or black.

  • h3ath3r678 Jan 08, 2009

    Thank you, my car is at the mechanic now but I talked to another mechanic and they said it may be my turbo. But I did not see any oil from tail pipe either.

  • h3ath3r678 Jan 08, 2009

    the smoke is white yes


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The turbo is faulty and leaking oil into the exhaust system

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  • celestino sousa Jan 08, 2009

    take the car to a mechanic, explain the problem and he/she will tell you what parts are needed. before you do that check if there is any oil at the end of the exhaust pipe and if so you will need a turbo. this is the only help i can give you as i can't see the vehicle.


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If its white smoke you have a blown head gasket.

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  • Ronnie Houston Jan 08, 2009

    is it smoking white out of the tailpipe? if so all you can do is replace the head gasket and hope no other damage has occured to harm the car. you will also want to find a way to fix the crack or replace the part that is cracked.

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 08, 2009

    is the smoke white?

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 08, 2009

    head almost bet on it..also alot of it too right? have you checked the coolant level to see where its at?

  • Michael Brady Sep 19, 2014

    After a long ride and I start it in the morning it's all white smoke


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