2001 Porsche Boxster Q&A

2001 Porsche Boxster Question: My 2.7L billows thick white clouds of smoke,smells like oil,not coolant whats up

It has 77K with manual trans.Seams to run ok but can't drive it,the is blinding. -
Answer 1
HAVE LEAK DOWN TEST DONE ON ENG TO DETERMINE CONDITION OF RINGS -
Comment 1
Is that the same as acompression test?Thanks -
Comment 2
no its a diff test -
Answer 2
Get it to the shop NOW & have your oil seperator replaced! I was told,.."had u not stopped immediately when the check engine light came on You could have caused MAJOR ENGINE Damage! I saw a post where someone paid $2500 for the Same work , that I was charged $789 for by a PORSCHE dealership in Atlanta! The part is only $100 $ rest for labor! I found a video on the web "How to DIY" & it REALLY didn't look like so much work! It's not like u have to take the engine apart to get to it! BUT!!! I'm a woman & this is a "MANS JOB!".. Kinda like a man leaves "mopping&dusting" to a WOMAN!!! ha!..just sayin!...GOOD LUCK! Sign me,.."Been THERE&..SO GLAD I didn't Blow my engine!!!" ;) -
Comment 1
Yep,thats what problem was.Paid a similar amount to local Porsch shop.Thanks for your reply -