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TECHNICAL ISSUES => Renault 5 GT Turbo => Topic started by: nick1983 on 19:23, Mon 05 September 2011

Title: white smoke
Post by: nick1983 on 19:23, Mon 05 September 2011
took the raider in fot it's mot today it failed on the back brakes not working quite right, no problem there. The only other thing it got was an advisory for white smoke coming from the exhaust, not sure where the problem is as it is clearly puffing out but i dont think the water level has dropped. any ideas? :?
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: fordy on 19:37, Mon 05 September 2011
could be turbo seal as it  sometimes comes out white out the back
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: DeanGT5 on 19:39, Mon 05 September 2011
Nick have a read on this thread. Sounds very similar. Could be because the car has been standing for a while.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7687&p=55171&hilit=white+smoke#p55171 (http://www.renault5gtturbo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7687&p=55171&hilit=white+smoke#p55171)
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: nick1983 on 19:40, Mon 05 September 2011
i wondered this, replaced the back seal at the weekend though and it had had a rebuild just before
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: tubbyG on 19:41, Mon 05 September 2011
Maybe condensation in the exhaust??. Has the car been sitting a while without being run?
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: DeanGT5 on 19:44, Mon 05 September 2011
I would def drive it for a while as the weathers not been great and it was standing.
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: nick1983 on 19:45, Mon 05 September 2011
cheers guys i'll get the re-test done, got to wait until bloody monday, then give it a nice run to the ashby foalville show on tuesday and see how it is. it's boosting a treat and isn't overheating although i would like a cooler thermostat for the fan
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: DeanGT5 on 19:46, Mon 05 September 2011
Im sure I have one in my many spares :lol:

I thought it was a low one in there?
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: nick1983 on 19:49, Mon 05 September 2011
no i don't think so, if you have stick it with the belt and ill come over with some money on monday when it's mot'd if you'll be  about. any news on your engine yet?
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: DeanGT5 on 19:52, Mon 05 September 2011
Dont worry about it, you can have them.

Need to machine to the top of a piston off, is that something your dad could do?

Marks looking into it and seeing if he can get one done down there.
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: nick1983 on 19:55, Mon 05 September 2011
oh cheers dean  :D ,yeah he could do that, i don't see it being a problem i'll ask him later when i see him and let you know
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 20:27, Mon 05 September 2011
Quote from: "nick1983"
i wondered this, replaced the back seal at the weekend though and it had had a rebuild just before

Did your shaft have any play in it when you replaced the seals? Sometimes rebuilding a turbo isn't as straight forward as fitting new bits
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: DeanGT5 on 20:44, Mon 05 September 2011
Shaft was spot on when done, it did blow smoke again though after the rebuild, I spoke with the place I had the kit off and they said the shoulders can wear on the shafts causing the rear seal to leak (I didnt rebuild it, my mate from GGR did)
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: andybond on 21:54, Mon 05 September 2011
Italian style tune up FTW
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:25, Mon 05 September 2011
Quote from: "andybond"
Italian style tune up FTW

+1.

This seems to have cured my missfire BTW.  :lol:
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: nick1983 on 06:52, Tue 06 September 2011
Quote from: "andybond"
Italian style tune up FTW


whats this?
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: Ash-Lee on 07:18, Tue 06 September 2011
Quote from: "nick1983"
Quote from: "andybond"
Italian style tune up FTW


whats this?

Basically, rag it's t**s off until whatever problem has disappeared.

Probably not the best piece of advice!  :lol:
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: nick1983 on 17:45, Tue 06 September 2011
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Quote from: "nick1983"
Quote from: "andybond"
Italian style tune up FTW


whats this?

Basically, rag it's t**s off until whatever problem has disappeared.

Probably not the best piece of advice!  :lol:


oh i see  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: white smoke
Post by: nick1983 on 19:00, Tue 06 September 2011
dean ive spoken to my dad about the pistons he says he should be able to do it you'll just need to let him know how much you want off them.