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After about 1200 miles, I had a huge amount of smoke pour out after starting up -- both white and blue smoke. Then it occurred intermittently while in heavy traffic several days later. It would engulf the car behind me (embarrassing) then things would clear up for maybe 10-20 minutes. All this time -- no check engine light. Then, after about a 90 mile drive, I started it up the next day, and after running a few minutes, huge white and blue smoke poured out the exhaust again. Now a blinking check engine light, then a severe miss, then it quit completely within a few seconds.

It's in the dealer shop now and won't hear till next week, since they are slammed with 500 work. Anyone have any ideas? I've never had a turbo car before, but I wonder if its something due to the turbo loading up somehow. Oil level has not dropped, but the water may have, though I wasn't sure if it was down or not.

Was hoping to autocross this car but due to all the rain in Oregon, have only been at one very wet event where I couldn't really see how the car handles. Now I hope the darn thing will run.
 

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Seems similar to what happened to mine today. Perhaps to much oil?
 

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A bit of a Zombie thread (OP is from 3.5 years ago), but.... still very valid, and interesting that no one responded to it previously. Strange on this forum as members are pretty supportive and responsive. Its nice to see you've been searching the thread history and found this though.

First, a caveat.... I'm not a mechanic, but I know a few and have given them a lot of my hard earned money over the years. :)

Blue smoke almost always equates to oil being burnt. (Long story, but the short version involved having a Mitsubishi 2.6l 4 cylinder engine that was in a Plymouth Reliant I owned blowing a head gasket.)

Anyway, my experience is that white smoke indicates engine coolant coming in via a head gasket leak or perhaps a cracked block. But normally only at start up. When the engine is shut off and begins to cool, it creates a vacuum that sucks the coolant inside the cylinders. Then when you restart the engine the next morning it blows white smoke till the coolant is burnt off.

That gasket or head damage could also result in blue smoke, and it's more commonly from either too much or too little oil. So, check you coolant levels, and also check your oil level.
 
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A bit of a Zombie thread (OP is from 3.5 years ago), but.... still very valid, and interesting that no one responded to it previously. Strange on this forum as members are pretty supportive and responsive. Its nice to see you've been searching the thread history and found this though.

First, a caveat.... I'm not a mechanic, but I know a few and have given them a lot of my hard earned money over the years. :)

Blue smoke almost always equates to oil being burnt. (Long story, but the short version involved having a Mitsubishi 2.6l 4 cylinder engine that was in a Plymouth Reliant I owned blowing a head gasket.)

Anyway, my experience is that white smoke indicates engine coolant coming in via a head gasket leak or perhaps a cracked block. But normally only at start up. When the engine is shut off and begins to cool, it creates a vacuum that sucks the coolant inside the cylinders. Then when you restart the engine the next morning it blows white smoke till the coolant is burnt off.

That gasket or head damage could also result in blue smoke, and it's more commonly from either too much or too little oil. So, check you coolant levels, and also check your oil level.
Bringing it back from the dead haha
 
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Bringing it back from the dead haha
Yeah, it happens... lol Hope your issue is just a matter of oil level, as that's the least expensive scenario and the easiest to address. :)
 
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Head gasket, or the head lifted from the block.

Edit: never mind, saw your other thread.
 
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