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2004 S60r with Stage 2 IPD. HD TCV, Factory lines. Lucky and one of our local Volvo Mechanic/Guru's have already voiced opinion, just seeing if any other ideas were out there before I start taking most of this stuff apart.<p>The idle is a bit rough.<p>The car does use a bit of oil, and a tiny bit of coolant. 60k miles and using Amsoil 5-30 or 10-30<p>Pulled a code with the Softloader of ECM-262A.<p>I have used a K&N Filter before, and now using the Evolve AMS with the big red filter.<p>There is no coolant in the oil. There is no oil in my coolant.<p>The crankcase does show vaccum at idle (rubber glove over oil fill hole, and the glove was getting sucked in).<p>The one odd thing, my Blitz boost gauge now shows less negative vaccum at idle. It used to read -.07 and below since its as low as the gauge will go.<p>Now it reads about -.03 at idle.<p>Plugs have been replaced within 10k miles.<p>The low oil message has come on once already, and had to add about a 1/2 quart.<p>I do have an exhaust leak but, I don't think its relevant. The car does not have a Catylic converter, so its a bit hard to tell if the exhaust smells weirder/toxic than normal. (The car hasn't had a cat in over a year, and the rear o2 code for me is normal)<p>I *MAY* have a vaccum leak at the TCV, I didn't use any of the clamps when I installed the IPD TCV and as far as I recall some of the hoses were a bit hardened. That could be it. I'll replace them with silicone ones anyway. <p>I was thinking it could be the MAF sensor, or the PCV system? White smoke/leaking turbo?<p>My plan of attack as I have the AKA Rally comming up in August which is just about 3000 miles form Savannah Georgia, to Monterey Bay California. <p>At this rate, at 60k miles I'm planning to do some engine maintenance.<br>-Replace all PCV related components/hoses along with the black box under the intake manifold.<br>-Remove and clean the Throttle body & Intake manifold, replace gaskets too.<br>-Clean, then Replace MAF if necessary (otherwise bring it extra)<br>-Replace and gap plugs a bit smaller.<br>-Replace exhaust gaskets with graphite ones which form a bit better to uneven surfaces<br>-Drain, and clean out intercooler of any oil.<br>-Replace TCV lines with Silicone lines. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by chinaonnitrous1 at 11:35 AM 5-6-2009</i>
 

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Re: Rough idle, ECM-262A, whiteish smoke (chinaonnitrous1)

I'm with the above post, do a compression check. White smoke to me is coolant, and first guess is head gasket. Does the exhaust have a sweet yet acrid smell? Hopefully this is not a cracked head, coolant gets into the combution chamber, but not in oil passage.
 

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Re: Rough idle, ECM-262A, whiteish smoke (rogersampson)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>rogersampson</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm with the above post, do a compression check. White smoke to me is coolant, and first guess is head gasket. Does the exhaust have a sweet yet acrid smell? Hopefully this is not a cracked head, coolant gets into the combution chamber, but not in oil passage. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Without the Cat, its really hard to differentiate smells.<p>It smells bad already, can't really tell if it smells worse. <p>But im cleaning out the garage, to pull it in for compression test.<p>Which would be:<p>Pull all plugs.<br>Thread in compreession tester<br>Take reading on 2nd puff.
 

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Re: Rough idle, ECM-262A, whiteish smoke (chinaonnitrous1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Pull all plugs.<br>Thread in compreession tester<br>Take reading on 2nd puff.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Make sure the fuel pump is disabled. Pull the relay. You don't want to be injecting fuel into the cylinders while you're doing the compression test.<p>Also make sure the throttle is wide open while you're cranking the engine. A partially open throttle will give you an erroneous reading.
 

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Re: Rough idle, ECM-262A, whiteish smoke (chinaonnitrous1)

Sounds like a plan. I would do this on a warm engine. If you do get a low reading on one cylinder, you might try squirting some oil in the spark plug hole. This will temporarily seal any worn/broken rings. I doubt that is the case since you would be seeing blue smoke. Also you can test your coolant for combustion products, by drawing sample vapors from the radiator, and using a leak detect chemical, which will change colors if hydrocarbons are detected. Major auto parts stores will have it.
 

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Re: Rough idle, ECM-262A, whiteish smoke (rogersampson)

Where you doing anything when this 1st happened? As in WOT to or past redline, etc.?
 

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Nope, the idle just happend one day... Had a WOT experience that day, but nothing out of the ordinary.<p>The idle felt weird, and I pulled the codes.
 

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Do a "Cylinder leak down test". It will tell you a lot more than a comp. test. It will tell you if you have a problem with your head gasket or rings or valves. much easier to pin point that type problem. Auto zone might rent them.
 

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Re: Rough idle, ECM-262A, whiteish smoke (chinaonnitrous1)

maybe turbo went bad and is leaking passed the seal. I've heard of this happening in a severe case and was just clouds of white smoke. check your IC piping for oil.
 

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Re: Rough idle, ECM-262A, whiteish smoke (PMPN8EZ)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PMPN8EZ</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">maybe turbo went bad and is leaking passed the seal. I've heard of this happening in a severe case and was just clouds of white smoke. check your IC piping for oil.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>My volvo store across the street said the same thing.<p>Theyd have XC90's with the T5 and T6 engines come in after some serious towing and have tons of white smoke due to the failed turbo.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Foreveradvanced</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Could just bring it down to the shop <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Funeral Meet for China's S60r.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Hahahaha. I've got some of the car apart in the garage. All the maintenance is due anyway, especially if its not serious the AKA Rally is about 3k miles. <p>Thank goodness for a bulletproof 288k mile Mr2 Toyota. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rough idle, ECM-262A, whiteish smoke (PMPN8EZ)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PMPN8EZ</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">maybe turbo went bad and is leaking passed the seal. I've heard of this happening in a severe case and was just clouds of white smoke. check your IC piping for oil.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>lol, yes this is actually pretty cool. I had a turbo fail in the past and it was initial white puffs of smoke with a very distinct smell. When it finally failed, it was "ROFL" material. The largest cloud of white smoke that probably looked like an explosion...and it happened as I was driving through a development-wide yard sale. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rough idle, ECM-262A, whiteish smoke (phuz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> The largest cloud of white smoke that probably looked like an explosion...and it happened as I was driving through a development-wide yard sale. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>You did it on purpose.<p>
 

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Problem 1.<p>1 bolt and loose nut on downpipe to turbo connection.<p>I'm guessing that would majorly affect the first o2 sensor. <p>What would the outcome be due to this issue?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Problem 1.<p>1 bolt and loose nut on downpipe to turbo connection.<p>I'm guessing that would majorly affect the first o2 sensor. <p>What would the outcome be due to this issue?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Your A/F might be a bit off but nothing major otherwise you'd hear the leak so it was probably still a tight seal. I see you track your car and above stock boost levels, turbo at that rate won't last too long.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xman03</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Your A/F might be a bit off but nothing major otherwise you'd hear the leak so it was probably still a tight seal. I see you track your car and above stock boost levels, turbo at that rate won't last too long.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm ordering a few new gaskets, and I could hear it, BIG Time. I didn't realize it was the DP connection.<p>I really thought the leak was after the downpipe where it meets the exhaust.
 
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