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Smoke but only after idling for a few min

Old 07-25-2011, 05:59 AM
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Heres a question maybe someone has ran into. My 89 TII runs great and doesn't have a trail of smoke behind it like other threads on smoke issues but only smokes when I get somewhere and sit for a few min then it slowly starts to smoke till it has a big cloud behind it. I'm thinking of posting a vid because it literally takes about 1-2 min otherwise it doesn't smoke at all. Wondering if it's oil in the exhause or just not getting burned off at idle.
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:53 AM
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I have the same problem with my 13B BP, I've been told by my workshop thats its oil control rings! Hope that helps, or at least in the right direction.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:22 PM
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Could be your oil seal on your turbo wearing out, do you get a lot of smoke at redline too?
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:15 PM
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It doesn't smoke other than after idling for a few min. That's it. Otherwise it doesn't smoke. And I do help it see redline occasionally. I figured it was some seal but wasn't sure. Probably nothing that I will make a big deal about until it smokes all the time but was curious.
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