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    Smoking like a freight train!

    I've got an 04 WRX with 83k miles. It has downpipe,SPT exhaust and flashed to stage2. It's had these mods for almost two years. Now it's burning oil and smoking like crazy. It's not consuming any oil and it's not losing power. At first I thought the turbo seals were going out (good reason to go bigger), but it has not lost boost and power delivery is the same.

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    You say it's burning oil, but not consuming any? That's impossible.

    Why do you say it's burning oil? What specifically are you seeing? Where is the smoke coming from? What color is it? Does it happen when the car is cold? Warm? Is it better or worse at any time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    You say it's burning oil, but not consuming any? That's impossible.
    Oil level is not decreasing,I've checked it 3 times in the last week. White smoke and smells like burnt oil. Looks like I'm fogging for mosquitoes. It's not fuel and does not have a sweet smell of coolant.
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    If it's burning oil, then it must be consuming some!

    Did this start all at once? i.e. one day it wasn't smoking at all and the next day it was smoking like crazy? Or did it come on gradually?
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    Is the smoke coming out the exhaust then?

    Check the PCV system, check the turbo, and if neither seems at fault look at compression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Is the smoke coming out the exhaust then?
    Yes it is. I'll check that tonight. It's under the intake manifold on the right(passenger) side?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatThaFrig View Post
    Yes it is. I'll check that tonight. It's under the intake manifold on the right(passenger) side?
    I believe so (I think there were slight changes over the years).
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