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Old 12-24-2011, 04:41 PM   #1
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99Boxster: Third Gear doing about 50mph in a tight turn when I noticed white smoke from the exhaust got a little scared shifted to fourth and the smoke was gone.Checked every gear there after and even tried to simulate the situation again and nothing.The car operated perfect all the way home.no loss of power,no indicator lights no burning oil smell as well.Does anyone have any ideas what that might have been?


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Old 12-24-2011, 07:27 PM   #2
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Might be an early warning from your AOS. If you do a search of the forum you will find all kinds of info on diagnosing AOS issues. Post back if you can't find what you're looking for.
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:50 PM   #3
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Eh, its a porsche, they all do it :P
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:15 AM   #4
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Thanks I'll look into that. Cheers to you.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:48 AM   #5
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No they don't! ...

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Eh, its a porsche, they all do it :P
... an occasional puff (or cloud) of smoke during startup is relatively normal in these cars, but not while you're driving.
That means that excessive oil is passing into the intake plenums and the Air/Oil Separator should be replaced ASAP.
I saw an oil-hydrolocked engine a few months back. Not a pretty sight.
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Eh, its a porsche, they all do it :P
Don't tell him that. It's not true. I don't know what the issue is, but if it spit enough smoke to see it while you were driving, it merits investigation.


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Old 12-27-2011, 09:53 AM   #7
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Got it into my Mechanic and sure enough, It was the AOS.He's gonna give it the once over and go through everything just to make sure.
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gotta love a happy ending.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:17 PM   #9
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Amen to that Brother!!!!

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