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Smoke suddenly pouring out of exhaust & catch can breather - 1990 VR4


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1220527 posted 11/17/15 01:45 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hi guys so I have a 1990 vr4 which has started pouring smoke out of the exhaust & catch can breather, this has all happened suddenly - went from no smoke at all to now looking like a train.
The smoke is white out of the breather & exhaust while idle, though blue when I'm giving it gas while driving.
Engine has been fully rebuilt only around 3000miles ago (by a shop)
I have done a oil change about a week prior to this, I've used 15w40 though I don't see how this could be the cause, should also probably add that I did have a issue with oil squirting out of the dipstick though this seems to have stopped.
Is my first turbo vehicle so bare with me

Any help would be very much appreciated!

Edited by sixcentz (11/17/15 01:52 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1220528 posted 11/17/15 04:29 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I would recommend doing a compression and leakdown test first. Also check to see if oil is in coolant. That will at least tell you if you have a blown head gasket.


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A hole

Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1220535 posted 11/17/15 07:17 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Could be the turbo seals have gone as well. Pull the intake pipe and check for a pool of oil.


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1220684 posted 11/19/15 08:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
the oil is following a path of least resistance - if the dipstick has stopped popping out then the oil is finding another way out, and it seems it's probably through a turbo seal. I would find the source of why your crank case is being over pressurised - if it were me I would revert back to the stock PCV valve configuration.

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