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    blue smoke?

    alrite fellas, was on my way home today an i was sitting at the lights for bout 5 mins an sudenly very light blue smoke was cumin from the exhaust for about 30 seconds then i gave it a little rev and it stoped this is the second time this has happend now in the past 4 days, i changed my header tank last week as the pipe broke off and i changed the oil about 500 miles ago just woundering would that have anything to do with it

    its a 2003 gsi 59,00 miles

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    Original z20let turbo? seals wearing/worn poss.
    Breather system ok? blocked?

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    Also what oil is in it now? 10w 40? or thinner?

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    obviously oil being burned off could be a leak or like said turbo seals

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    is it serious if it only does it now and again, i have put in it 10w 40 from vauxhall, ive only had it about 4 months now and its got a vxr turbo on it and aparantly its not bin on long

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    not really serious but just check it once an a while.

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    what should i do, just leave it for now and c if it gets any wors?

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    Gaz, my SRi T was doing the same thing, I have checked all my hoses from my turbo and it aint my turbo leaking, so the only other thing it could be is stem seals or piston rings.

    I bought a product called stop smoke, you mix it with your engine oil, one small bottle treats upto 6 litres of oil, it is designed to supple rubber seal and make them swell up and seal better, stop smoke is a quick fix and seems to have sorted my problem

    I used to get blue smoke everytime I started the car.
    End of an era - She's gone to a good home

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    cheers mate just waitin for it to do it again, i will try it an c if it does stop it, as i said b4 my header tank split were the pipe conects on to it an ichanged it last week and it seems to be losing water cnt c wer from its lost about 2cm on the header tank would that have anything to do with the smoke? but not sure if it was maybe an air lock in the system an now its gone so the water has settled or somethin

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    Top your water up to the correct level then monitor it, if you have had a split hose then you will have lost water and possibly have a little air in the system so initially the water level would drop as the air released by the system would be replaced with water, so the water level in the header tank would drop.


    edit - Blue smoke is not generally associated with water, white smoke/steam is more water related
    End of an era - She's gone to a good home

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