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This is a discussion on smoking within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; well my car is a 2005 wrx stage 2 and just before i installed the accessport my car started smoking ...

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    well my car is a 2005 wrx stage 2 and just before i installed the accessport my car started smoking and i thought it was just because it wasnt tuned correctly so after installing the accessport i kept an eye on it and it turned out i was burning oil and not just a little between oil changes i was adding between 2 and 3 quarts of oil just to keep it full so i changed my plugs and they were fine so i knew the engine wasnt burning it so my next idea was the turbo so i did some research and found that there is a screen in an oil line that if it clogged would restrict the oil to the turbo and would burn off through the turbo and would cause it to look like its on fire well after disassembling my car and finding no screen im at a loss

    at start up the car does not smoke once it starts to warm up it starts smoking bad but if im driving it through traffic it doesnt smoke but if i jump on it its like im pouring oil staight in the intake and there is no power loss and the car never used a drop of oil previously

    so im pretty much out of ideas any ideas would be appreciated well im actually begging cause i do not want to take this to a shop lol
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    Firstly, sorry about the problem. I hope someone can help. Without wanting to be rude, I'll mention that I think if you used punctuation it would make things easier to read, and more people would read your post, increasing your chances of a good answer.

    If you are using that much oil I don't think it's unreasonable to look into the motor's health. A compression test will only set you back a bit, and will at least tell you if it's not the motor. Then you can look into the turbo or the PCV system. Or, look in the I/C for excessive oil -- the problem with that is that oil in the I/C isn't abnormal, only excessive oil is abnormal, and if you've not seen excessive oil before it's hard to judge, whereas a compression test will give you hard numbers and you can exclude the costliest problem immediately.

    I hope that made some sense, I'm tired as I write this... So, first I'd make sure the motor is OK, then I'd chase the PCV system or the turbo. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    A compression test will only set you back a bit, and will at least tell you if it's not the motor.
    I don't own a sooby at all, and more from a step back point of view, but a compression test would be a great way to start troubleshooting. It'll at least give you a logical place to start looking, and rule out a big one. Also, if its an 05 and tuned, it might not be a bad idea just to double check engine health.

    I just always end up getting the short end of the stick when I guess where a problem is. I've learned I always just split it into large chunks and work backwards to eliminate any (in your case extremely expensive) guessing games.
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    Sorry, but I can't bother reading your post if you can't use punctuation. Painful!
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    Sometimes it could be silly things. I'm speaking from experience.

    Once I changed the oil and the gasket didn't come off the old filter so obviously two gaskets don't make a good seal and once I started it, oil went everywhere. I tried to clean off as much as possible but with oil sitting on various engine parts, once the car got hot, it would smoke a little once I got to a stop light.

    Is there oil residue on anything external? Maybe you have a leak somewhere. Just something to rule out...

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