corsasport.co.uk
 

Corsa Sport » Message Board » General Chat » Diff Smoke Colours = what problems


New Topic

New Poll
  Subscribe | Add to Favourites

You are not logged in and may not post or reply to messages. Please log in or create a new account or mail us about fixing an existing one - register@corsasport.co.uk

There are also many more features available when you are logged in such as private messages, buddy list, location services, post search and more.


Author Diff Smoke Colours = what problems
GIBBS
Member

Registered: 22nd Feb 01
Location: Kent, Jap Car Importer :)
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 08:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

right blue smoke = oil
white = water/coolant
dark/brown = fuel
am i right?
is there anything else that blue would be, white would be, but most importantly dark smoke /brown smoke will be as that's what the bm is pumping out the exhaust (brown)

Matt

[Edited on 17-09-2003 by GIBBS]
Tom
Member

Registered: 3rd Apr 02
Location: Wirral, Merseyside
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 08:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bluey white is head
vibrio
Banned

Registered: 28th Feb 01
Location: POAH
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 08:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

black/dark can also be oil burning from turbo seals
Tom
Member

Registered: 3rd Apr 02
Location: Wirral, Merseyside
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 08:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Vibs he aint got a turbo

Could be valve stem thingys?
OzzySRi
Member

Registered: 18th Jun 02
Location: Sydney, Australia Drives: Corsa C 1.8 SRi
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 08:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

steam (not the steam in the morning)= cracked head
Tom
Member

Registered: 3rd Apr 02
Location: Wirral, Merseyside
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 08:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Gibbs u not got any mechanic mates?
GIBBS
Member

Registered: 22nd Feb 01
Location: Kent, Jap Car Importer :)
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 08:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Tom D is right about the turbo.

also what is this valve stem thing?
vibrio
Banned

Registered: 28th Feb 01
Location: POAH
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 09:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what have you got now Matt. also when are you getting this smoke.


ps I was only pointing out about the black smoke thing
l33t corsa
Member

Registered: 14th Aug 01
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 09:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

bmw 328
Tom
Member

Registered: 3rd Apr 02
Location: Wirral, Merseyside
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 09:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Valve stem oil seels.....
Tom
Member

Registered: 3rd Apr 02
Location: Wirral, Merseyside
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 09:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

BTW not got a clue what the fcuk they are but my mates were fooked on his pug and it was smoking iirc.
vibrio
Banned

Registered: 28th Feb 01
Location: POAH
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 09:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by GIBBS
Tom D is right about the turbo.

also what is this valve stem thing?



do you get a puff of blue smoke when you start up but not again when your driving. check your plugs and check your oil levels. see hoe much your using.
GIBBS
Member

Registered: 22nd Feb 01
Location: Kent, Jap Car Importer :)
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 09:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mechanic mates, my girls dad used to own his own business but he can't look at it till sunday
Tom
Member

Registered: 3rd Apr 02
Location: Wirral, Merseyside
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 09:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It's not that long til' sunday

U got anywhere with the d1ck in the garage yet?
GIBBS
Member

Registered: 22nd Feb 01
Location: Kent, Jap Car Importer :)
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 09:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

vibrio... doesnt seem to be oil, no blue smoke on startup and none under heavy load ie piston rings seem fine, oil consumption is nill, i am now also getting water out the exhasut.. head gasket?
vibrio
Banned

Registered: 28th Feb 01
Location: POAH
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 10:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you get water out hte exhaust anyway.

are you getting white smoke. is the exhaust wet. is there a sweet smelling coming from the exhaust
Tom
Member

Registered: 3rd Apr 02
Location: Wirral, Merseyside
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 10:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Gibbs just a thought mate, are there any Beema sites out there for you to ask people who know about the 328i?
GIBBS
Member

Registered: 22nd Feb 01
Location: Kent, Jap Car Importer :)
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 11:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok got me girls dad to come see it, he fitted me in. basically he reckons head gasket is gone, and that the amount of water/steam getting into exhaust is basically decoking the inside of exhaust and that's why it's dirty as it's basically steam cleaning the exhaust!
lets hope its just that and not a cracked head.
Tom
Member

Registered: 3rd Apr 02
Location: Wirral, Merseyside
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 11:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hopefully just head gaskett but how many miles u done while its been like that?! Are 328s prone to heads?
GIBBS
Member

Registered: 22nd Feb 01
Location: Kent, Jap Car Importer :)
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 11:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

none, as soon as it went i stopped the car
still doesnt explain the high pitcched whirring noise
GIBBS
Member

Registered: 22nd Feb 01
Location: Kent, Jap Car Importer :)
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 11:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

oh and found that e36coupe site, i gona register on there
GT4Brody
Member

Registered: 26th Sep 01
Location: south
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 12:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Excuse me for asking a dumb question, but from reading this thread am i correct in assuming that you have bought a 328?
If so have you still got the rx?
Tom
Member

Registered: 3rd Apr 02
Location: Wirral, Merseyside
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 12:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

He had to sell due to running/maintenance costs
Kris TD
Member

Registered: 25th Mar 02
Location: Ware, Hertfordshire
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 12:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

blue smoke isnt necessarily burning oil, it can also be fuel. or in my case it was a blocked crankcase breather.
GIBBS
Member

Registered: 22nd Feb 01
Location: Kent, Jap Car Importer :)
User status: Offline
17th Sep 03 at 13:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

RAC picking it up and dropping to garage and should if i don't get any more bad luck be all fixed by next week.

 
New Topic

New Poll

Corsa Sport » Message Board » General Chat » Diff Smoke Colours = what problems 23 database queries in 0.0114169 seconds