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Old 07-04-2014, 09:43 AM   #1
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Does your 986 smoke i the morning.

Every morning when I start my 2001 base it spews out smoke .....looks like the bat mobile in hot pursuit for a few moments....then it is fine the rest of the day. Is this characteristic of 986 Boxsters?

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Old 07-04-2014, 09:58 AM   #2
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No, not normal.

That is more characteristic of a Boxster whose air-oil separator is preparing to fail.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:59 AM   #3
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Mine does not. It's a 2000 base.

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Old 07-04-2014, 10:26 AM   #4
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Perhaps I have a slow gas drip from my fuel injectors. It accumulates in the morning, is burned off then is fine during stops and starts the remainder of the day.
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No and your last post describes a failing AOS.
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No and your last post describes a failing AOS.
OK, interesting, makes more sense..I'll check into it. thanks
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Old 07-04-2014, 11:28 AM   #7
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Sounds more like you are not bringing the car up to running temp before you park it. Have you been?
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Sounds more like you are not bringing the car up to running temp before you park it. Have you been?
Sometimes, I'll see if that makes a difference. Thanks!
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If it's had morning sex, then yes, she smokes.

I digress. Apologies.

Serious note: Yes...clear sign of AOS. Try this....while running, take the oil fill cap off and place your hand over the opening. If there is a very strong pull, that is another sign of a failing AOS. A working AOS should have a very mild/gentle pull.
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If it's had morning sex, then yes, she smokes.

I digress. Apologies.

Serious note: Yes...clear sign of AOS. Try this....while running, take the oil fill cap off and place your hand over the opening. If there is a very strong pull, that is another sign of a failing AOS. A working AOS should have a very mild/gentle pull.
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i thought this WAS NORMAL. there are other post regarding this as well. mine blows a puff of white smoke. on other posts, many others experience it too and we just all assumed it was normal. no cel.
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every now and again it will do it but not very often
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every now and again it will do it but not very often
This. On a damp or cool morning maybe white smoke. After an oil change if a bit high and some spirited driving, a bit o smoke. New AOS helped.
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My old boxster did, and it had a new AOS also, my new car does not though? So ummm yeah it is odd, but i do not think it is AOS as the old car had the AOS done within the last 4k miles.
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:27 AM   #15
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A few seconds white smoke on start up = the so called "Boxster fart" (nothing to worry about, if it only happens occasionally)

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If I drive mine only a very short distance, like into the driveway to wash it and then back to the garage I may get a little puff on startup. Otherwise I get none.
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If I drive mine only a very short distance, like into the driveway to wash it and then back to the garage I may get a little puff on startup. Otherwise I get none.
Mine has done it a couple of times when it wasn't sitting on level ground.
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I find if I let the car idle for a minute or two after a spirited ride , I don't get smoke the next day and I also have a new AOS .
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No

I have had my Boxster 14 months and it has smoked 3 or 4 times in that entire time. As a rule it never smokes on startup. I hate the way they sound on startup however...like a worn out 70's era motorcycle...but every Porsche I have ever heard sounds that way.

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