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Huge white smoke - Volvo 850 T5 - after replacing head gasket

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Huge white smoke - Volvo 850 T5 - after replacing head gasket

Post by Keith19851985 » Sun May 20, 2018 12:52 am

Hey I have a t5 Volvo 850 2.3l turbo it’s blowing tons of white smoke I’ve replaced hg had head pressure tested blocked checked still tons of white smoke. 120 psi on all cylinders with a very warm engine I was reading that turbo we’re water and oil lines go could crack causing water to be mixed in turbo and burnt in turbo bc plugs and cylinders aren’t steam cleaned has all new Volvo brand parts

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Re: Huge white smoke- FRUSTRATED

Post by FLXC90 » Sun May 20, 2018 12:13 pm

See the comments about the turbo, if the seals leak, it will blow oil right into the exhaust, then you look like the mosquito control guy.

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Re: Huge white smoke- FRUSTRATED

Post by matthew1 » Sun May 20, 2018 12:18 pm

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