Originally Posted by newsguy99
Well, today, it happened... Drove to a delivery drop off from an Interstate at around 70ish mph... Come to the top of the exit ramp, stop light... Stop... White puff of smoke comes from the grill area...
I thought, it might of been the truck in front of me.. So, didn't think much of it... Drove a bit more down the road (40ish mph), stopped at another stop light.. More white smoke.. Now, I'm starting to worry.
Get to my delivery.. get out of the car and open the hood, car is still running.. No smoke, no leaks I can see, and there's still plenty of coolant in the reserve.. Leave the hood up while I finished the delivery up, and turned the car off.
Got back in... Car started, and ran fine... However, at my next stop, again, more white smoke. Now, its not a lot.. its just a small puff.. But worrying.
By this time, I'm now on the DIC screen with my temp... Its reading from 210, to 220 max... and then goes up and down between those.. While stopped at a light, or coasting, it goes into the 190s...
Is this a sign the turbo has some oil in it, and nothing more? Or is the thermostat stuck, or could it be a water pump issue?
Taking it into the dealership tomorrow morning, so they can look at it. And, when I went to capture it on my cell phone camera, luck would have it... It wouldn't do it. Suggestions? Comments?
This is my first turbo car... so, I'm clueless about it...
I've also noticed a much louder than normal ticking as the engine is running... could this be spark plug gap related?