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    anyone want to shed some light on two questions of mine? (turbo,etc.)

    so a few days ago after driving my 2004 wrx about 25 miles i smelled something odd. I cant really put my finger on the smell its awful though. After popping the hood i saw very FAINT whitish smoke coming from the area in between my turbo/exhaust and my car fender well. Its to faint to determine where its exactaly coming from and i cant tell if its a oil or something electrial smell. what do you guys think, turbo seal oil?


    question 2
    theres a rattling from my driver side rear tire on bumps. it doesnt go away after pressing brakes. struts?

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    White smoke is coolant. Maybe your turbo coolant feed is leaking. Have you noticed any loss of coolant in your car?

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    How many miles on your turbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRS View Post
    so a few days ago after driving my 2004 wrx about 25 miles i smelled something odd. I cant really put my finger on the smell its awful though. After popping the hood i saw very FAINT whitish smoke coming from the area in between my turbo/exhaust and my car fender well. Its to faint to determine where its exactaly coming from and i cant tell if its a oil or something electrial smell. what do you guys think, turbo seal oil?
    Get under the car and look around. If it was a turbo seal generally the smoke would be coming out the tailpipe and not the turbo. Sounds like you have some grease or something on your exhaust that is burning off.

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    question 2
    theres a rattling from my driver side rear tire on bumps. it doesnt go away after pressing brakes. struts?
    Pull the tire and look. The problem solving part of this is going to require more than just you starting a thread on the forum. Both of your problem are going to require you jacking the car up and having a look around.
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