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This is a discussion on Blue Smoke within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So, I have an 07 STi...dont drive it much...maybe once a week. I started up after a few days of ...

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    So, I have an 07 STi...dont drive it much...maybe once a week.
    I started up after a few days of sitting, maybe 4 or 5 days.(FYI, I just had my first service @1200 miles)...and a big fat cloud of blue smoke came out of my exhaust...is this a major problem? I know thats not a good thing, as I have read...any input? Should I be calling my Subie Dealer tomorrow AM?

    Thanks peeps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobThieveZ510 View Post
    So, I have an 07 STi...dont drive it much...maybe once a week.
    I started up after a few days of sitting, maybe 4 or 5 days.(FYI, I just had my first service @1200 miles)...and a big fat cloud of blue smoke came out of my exhaust...is this a major problem? I know thats not a good thing, as I have read...any input? Should I be calling my Subie Dealer tomorrow AM?

    Thanks peeps!
    any chance you got a BOV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah View Post
    any chance you got a BOV?

    blue = oil
    100% STOCK as far as engine mods...
    I know it means burning oil...but I am freakin puzzled as to why it was such a big blue cloud...it was ALOT of start-up smoke...
    Is my (brand new)CAR KICKIN THE BUCKET!!!???
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobThieveZ510 View Post
    100% STOCK as far as engine mods...
    I know it means burning oil...but I am freakin puzzled as to why it was such a big blue cloud...it was ALOT of start-up smoke...
    Is my (brand new)CAR KICKIN THE BUCKET!!!???
    have you been beating the hell out of it?
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    I'm guessing you didnt wait 500 miles for WOT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah View Post
    have you been beating the hell out of it?
    No, I sure havent.
    I was doing some more reasearch, and came up with some other reasons...but I need to look it over and see if its a possibility. Something about needing an oil catch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcyb1029 View Post
    I'm guessing you didnt wait 500 miles for WOT
    Well, I bought the car new from the dealership and it had about 300 miles on it or so...I am guessing there was probably a few morons who just wanted to test drive it and more than likely dogged it pretty bad...
    I will call the dealership if it does it again today...I will check in about an hour or so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobThieveZ510 View Post
    No, I sure havent.
    I was doing some more reasearch, and came up with some other reasons...but I need to look it over and see if its a possibility. Something about needing an oil catch.
    you shouldn't need an oil catch can
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    I'd be curious to see if the smoke persists if the car is driven daily.

    In any case, this is a new car. If there is a problem, it's not your problem. It's SOA's problem. If you continue seeing smoke come out of the car, have the dealer sort it out (I send them my love...).

    I suspect the car won't smoke if driven more frequently though. I'd be curious to see the outcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah View Post
    you shouldn't need an oil catch can
    Yea, thats what I thought...
    Time to go start it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    I'd be curious to see if the smoke persists if the car is driven daily.

    In any case, this is a new car. If there is a problem, it's not your problem. It's SOA's problem. If you continue seeing smoke come out of the car, have the dealer sort it out (I send them my love...).

    I suspect the car won't smoke if driven more frequently though. I'd be curious to see the outcome.
    If it smokes on start I am calling the dealer. Let ya know in a few.
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    Ok, here is a vid clip of what just happened. I last drove the car on Sunday night. 2 days later...this...

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    100% Take it to the dealer. Either your valve seals or turbo are leaking down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    100% Take it to the dealer. Either your valve seals or turbo are leaking down.
    GRRR, Dammit! Thats what I figured.
    Thanks man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobThieveZ510 View Post
    Ok, here is a vid clip of what just happened. I last drove the car on Sunday night. 2 days later...this...

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    Hey! I think mine did that too! I looked out the rear window in order to back up and saw some dark smoke like in your video. It disappeared and I haven't seen it since, so I wrote it off as being a hallucination. If it only does it one time, does it mean my valve seals or turbo are in question?

    I'm at Cobb stage 2 so I hope that wouldn't interfere with any warranty work.

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