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    Help Smoke From Hood Scoop

    I have a 02 wrx.
    When I crank up and drive around for awhile I'll stop at a light,
    when I do I notice what seems to be white smoke coming from
    out of the hood scoop. When I get where I going i'll look under the hood and it has stopped. I have looked at it while it was smoking and the smoke seems to be coming from the turbo area.
    It only seems to last for a little while. Has anybody experienced this? Is this normal?
    Please help.

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    Did you recently change the oil or have any service done to the car?

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    I changed it about a month or two ago.

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    Same thing happened to me twice. Dunno what it was though. Ive since changed alot of stuff under the hood.

    The only thing we found wrong on the car after the second time it happened was a small hole in the stock IC y-pipe. I swapped it 2 days later with a samco hose and it has never happened again.
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    Thanks for the replies.
    Anybody else have this problem

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    White smoke could be Anti Freeze, did you smell anything?


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    The smoke has a smell but I don't know what antifreeze smells like.

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    Coolant would have a sweet smell to it. Monitor your coolant level and also check the air condition line right behind the intercooler.

    Good luck.

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    Thanks for all the input.

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    Same thing has happened to me when I did a very spirited hill climb chasing an M3 up a windy mountain road.

    Nothing to worry about. Its just a little coolant burning off or something.

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    Ive got the same thing happening to me now, but i also have smoke coming from exhaust that doesnt disappear it keep son flying. Its oil burnign some where I had shop look at car and test it on there lab top while hooked to car. Its running perfect no misfires nothing and the plugs and burning fine so its not bad rings. Im almost 100 percent sure its my turbo so im gonna buy another stock one and put it on there, wouldnt hurt anyway original has 20k on it.

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