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Offline Subarubajasrfun

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Burning oil
« on: November 08, 2012, 09:40:31 AM »
Hey guys yesterday when i was driving my friend said my car smelled like crap when i took off and black smoke come out the exhaust. I talked to his dad who is a mechanic and said i did need to clean it out, so i took it out on the highway to open it up which doesn't happen much. But today when i drove to school i walked by my car and the engine smelled like it was burning im not sure if it was the turbo just because it was hot or what. thanks for looking and for the help!

Offline arau

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Re: Burning oil
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 10:31:05 AM »
Could have a oil leak somewhere. If the engine smells could be a turbo feed line. But you said black smoke came from the exhaust? Black is usually fuel...  If its blue ### color is burnt oil. If your smoking blue smoke and engine smells could be turbo is going but just my .02 cents.
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Re: Burning oil
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 09:08:58 PM »
thanks for the ideas more things to think about definitely, the engine just smelt like something burning, im not sure if it was black or blue. Could the car be running rich?

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Re: Burning oil
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 11:19:59 PM »
How often is it good to have your car checked? Like taking it in and having it all checked up and tuned  I don't think it ever has in it's 8 years of life

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Re: Burning oil
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 11:31:22 PM »
There's a maintenance schedule to be found for every car; it's easy to have a quick look at each oil change, you're already under the car.

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Re: Burning oil
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 11:41:43 PM »
Oh okay where can I did that? Sorry I'm a totally newbie

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Re: Burning oil
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2012, 07:22:38 AM »
You could have more than one problem, The Black smoke when you take off could be caused by a slow O2 sensor or a bad tune,if you have one.  For the smell I would check your engine for oil leaks, look around your valve cover gasgets.  It may be easier to spot once it gets cold out.
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Re: Burning oil
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2012, 07:33:25 AM »
The car is all stock so no tuning problems, there aren't any lights coming up on my dash board, so that makes it hard to tell if something is wrong. I did too off my oil last night so ill just have to watch it.

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Re: Burning oil
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 10:57:00 PM »
Does it only happen when the engine is cold?   The valve guides could be worn out causing blue smoke.  Once the engine gets up too temp, it will go away. I'm not sure if this is a common problem on boxer engines.  I had this problem with my Audi A4 1.8t,  I just top off the oil periodically.  Like someone else said check for leaks around the engine gaskets and seals. Or there the turbo seals could be worn-out. 

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Re: Burning oil
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012, 11:42:30 PM »
Does it only happen when the engine is cold?   The valve guides could be worn out causing blue smoke.

Can be a problem, is on my sister's 98 LGT (currently in for work on this issue).