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PostSubject: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:48 am

Hi can anyone help me when my zafira gsi gets hot it starts to smoke white smoke out of exhaust and leaks oil under bonnet is this head gasket going as its getting worst
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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:54 am

is there any white gunge on the oil cap mate when its cold

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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:25 am

no mate no gunge anywhere thought it was turbo for a start as only do's it when hot and it was choking up and missing at hi revs so unplug airflow unit and it boosted fine but still smoked bad so brought new air flow meter and it was no better maybe worst choked up at 3k and went into limp mode iv changed plugs and coilpack to
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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:29 am

Is it Definately white smoke .. is it using /losing water...
if so take it and have the head pressure tested at a local garage...

if its blueish smoke it could be the turbo..

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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:30 am

what region do you come from? lee

where does the oil in engine compartment look like its coming from..?
the rocker cover gaskets tend to leak a bit and so does the oil filler cap sealing ring if worn..

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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:32 am

it looks white and dont smell like burning oil but dont seem to be loosing water lo i live in lincolnshire
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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:38 am

to be safe and eliminate the head gasket i would go and have the head pressure tested for piece of mind..
if its ok then you can look for another source for the smoke..

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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:42 am

to check to see if your turbo is ok, remove the bottom hose from the intercooler and if its funked there will be oil coming out when you remove it..if none then your turbo should be ok..

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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:50 am

i did that and there is oil coming out of the turbo is suppose to be a new one only done 200k owner before me said he had receipt for it and is posting me it
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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:22 am

how much milage... not 200,000 (200K) obviously..

also can you find out if the guy who previously owner your gsi , fitted an oil restrictor bolt into the turbo on the oil inlet side instead of the originally fitted one..

so do you still think it is white smoke..?

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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:35 am

sorry its 200 miles and i had a bolt fitted the other wk when you look under the car there is a little oil on the turbo near the bolts but nothin really bad im sure its white as it dont look blue and dont smell of burning oil
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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:55 am

Ok lee go and have the pressure test done..

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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:43 pm

what about oil steam valve seals mate.
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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:00 am

yes could be but thought that maded it smoke when just started aswell as being hot and it only do's it when its hot
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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:24 am

do you mean Valve stem seals..Ian..

if they are gone the smoke would be blue (oil) and is only really noticable when the car is booted ..

to test for valve stem seal leak, let car roll down a long hill with engine running in top gear and just before bottom of hill , boot it and a cloud of blue smoke should appear.. if none them Valve stem seals are ok..

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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:29 am

White smoke from exhaust when hot - sounds like my dooms day in swansea two weeks after having my GSI turbo blew up on me.
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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:55 am

Blue smoke = oil
White smoke = water

this happened on one of my engines, i had a hairline crack in the head somewhere which was letting in water.
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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:25 am

Did you get this sorted Lee??

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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:35 am

Just fully read this looks like i know what i need to do as getting white smoke and when i had oil in the intercooler pipe all pointing to the turbo again Oh JOY
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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:35 am

valve stems only smoke when idleing for a while.......

smoke from exhaust smells like burning oil = turbo seals

white smoke water = head gasket or inlet gasket

continouse smoke from start = cracked head, head gasket

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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:42 am

How easy is it to replace the rocker cover?
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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:57 am

easyyou could have it doine in 5 min

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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:43 am

Any idea how much the rocker covers are
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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:01 am

what gasket or complete.

lee check the breather hose going from the rocker cover to the cross over pipe across the engine my got block so it was kicking out smoke due to pil gettin into the exhaust.

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PostSubject: Re: White smoke from exhaust zafari gsi   Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:23 am

tomZ20LET wrote:
what gasket or complete.

im not sure tbh
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