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

 

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k9arroow, Parkville, MD, September 10, 2012, 08:44
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It has 77K with manual trans.Seams to run ok but can't drive it,the is blinding.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13269 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper September 10, 2012, 15:34
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    HAVE LEAK DOWN TEST DONE ON ENG TO DETERMINE CONDITION OF RINGS

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    k9arroow, September 11, 2012, 03:31
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    Is that the same as acompression test?Thanks

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    globalhelper, September 11, 2012, 05:33
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    no its a diff test

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    diffee November 01, 2013, 12:30
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    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!!!" ;)

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    k9arroow, November 02, 2013, 03:43
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    Yep,thats what problem was.Paid a similar amount to local Porsch shop.Thanks for your reply

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