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Old 04-24-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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Boxster defect: white smoke (video)

Yesterday while driving 5000\6000rpm a big plum of white smoke appeared in rear-view mirror. Immediately stopped the car.

No warning lights, enough water and oil.
It was recently serviced (march 2013)

Check the vid:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/29805910/IMG_1076.MOV

You guys have any idea what's the problem here ?
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:36 AM   #2
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Yes. Try searching the forum using the key words "air oil separator" and you will find all kinds of information about your problem. Once you've read through the many posts on this topic, please post back if you still need further information. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:53 AM   #3
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tnx, will look into it
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:56 PM   #4
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Don't worry, well known issue.
$120 buys you a new AOL.
You can install it yourself, medium difficult, mostly just tedious.
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Don't worry, well known issue.
$120 buys you a new AOL.
He doesn't need internet access (AOL), he needs a new Air Oil Separator (AOS).
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Replaced the "air oil separator", problem solved !
Tnx for the tips!!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:21 AM   #7
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also try checking if there's a large vacuum when you open your oil cap while the vehicle is running. if there is, it's your AIR/OIL SEPARATOR! replace it asap! its either spend $120 or $4000. it will take you about 1-2 hr DIY.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:01 AM   #8
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Hope this one will last for a couple of years, this was my first air/oil separator in 124k miles :-)
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