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Old 05-16-2012, 08:20 AM   #1
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Smoke Issue

Dear Forum,

I was recently posting about my 2000 Saab Viggen and its oil consumption issue. Well, I recently took it to my mechanic and he decided that the problem was the PCV box. Actually, he decided to REMOVE update # 6 and return the PCV box back to stock.

Before this was done, the oil consumption was somewhat of a mystery, because there was no white smoke. However, currently the car is blowing puffs of white smoke out of the exhaust. It is present when I give it 1/2-full acceleration then let off the gas. He told me that my turbo is on its way out... The question is: Why didn't i notice this smoke before? Is there any way that the white smoke could be contributed to the PCV box being returned to stock.

I'm trying to avoid buying a brand new turbo here, but also have to get this consumption issue taken care of.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated,
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:11 AM   #2
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I forgot o mention that the reason why it was in the shop was to replace a heater hose which blew on the highway, spewing coolant all over my engine block. Could this of burned up my turbo seals?
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White smoke is not oil... blue smoke is oil. White smoke is coolant. White smoke is usually caused by a bad head gasket or a turbo as these are water and oil cooled turbos. Have you checked the color of your oil and the color of your antifreeze?

My best suggestion is to first run a compression test to see where you're at. That could rule out a number of things.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:44 AM   #4
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Zach,
The coolant hasn't changed colors and the oil isn't murky white. So it must be the turbo huh?
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