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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:39 pm
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Hi guys,

My dad has a 745i turbo Grey market 1984, He was driving on the freeway the other day when the car started to spill white smoke out of the exhaust, so much that he got pulled over by a cop and told him he can't continue driving it on the road. Yesterday we started the car in the garage and same ting, lots of thick white smoke blowing out of the exhaust pipes.

Does this mean the head gasket is blown? There is no sign of coolant mixture in the oil. Could it be the muffler is shot, any input Exclamation
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:36 pm
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Sounds like a headgasket....

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:00 pm
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Pettas wrote:
Sounds like a headgasket....

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Yup. White smoke = burning coolant = head gasket. Won't always see coolant in the oil.

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It also might be the turbo seals. When those blow they leak a lot of oil into the housing and heat the oil up so it will burn white just like a head gasket failure. Do a leakdown and compression test first.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:58 pm
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+1 to Turbo Seals. The heat in the turbos burns oil to a level that creates white smoke. And with the quantity of smoke you are describing it sounds like a friends car.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:39 pm
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that was the next option the turbo seals, thanks guys.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:00 am
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Funny thing is if he was drive a POS putting out black smoke, like I see every day, he wouldn't have been pulled over by the cop.
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A friend with an E28 turbo recently had the same issue. Obviously, if you're not losing coolant, it's most likely turbo seals. Shouldn't be too expensive, actually. Of course, who knows on those KKK turbos?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:26 pm
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a re manufactured kkk k27 hybrid for the m102/6 shouldn't be more than $800


EDIT: Found one, and I trust TCD, all of there stuff is EXCELLENT

www.turbochargingdynam..._Turbo.php
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killerkiko wrote:
a re manufactured kkk k27 hybrid for the m102/6 shouldn't be more than $800


EDIT: Found one, and I trust TCD, all of there stuff is EXCELLENT

www.turbochargingdynam..._Turbo.php

White? KKK? Betta watch yourself there Kiko Razz

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I also think the TCD turbo has an upgraded impeller. At least that's what I've heard through conversation.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:13 pm
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wkohler wrote:
I also think the TCD turbo has an upgraded impeller. At least that's what I've heard through conversation.

they do. This may be a good time to upgrade the turbo, and maby get them to write a chip for you Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:36 pm
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Anybody know where i can get the seals for it?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:46 pm
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google is your friend

www.store2go.net/shop/...806301023/
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