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94 850 turbo smoking

Old 03-20-2011, 06:58 PM
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Ok so my trusty Volvo is acting up...
she's smoking when idoling at running temp. she does it both in drive and when the trans is disengaged so I know it isn't that.
She is running rough which should be my spark plug wires and the plugs themselves.
Now I just had the Radiator changed LESS than 2000 miles ago and the fan doesn't appear to be running... could something be wrong there?
Could the engine be airbound and I have coolant in the engine itself causing the smoke?

The smoke itself comes out as condensation first then it's blue with a light oil burning smell...
any adivce would be great thanks
Old 03-20-2011, 07:18 PM
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If the fan isn't running, is the car overheating? Burning coolant has a sweet, rubbery smell to it. If you're seeing oil smoke, either your rings are shot or your turbo is kaput. A compression test would point you in the right direction.
Old 03-20-2011, 07:28 PM
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I do get an occsional rubbery smell going up a hill...
I also get a smell of rotten eggs from time to time... catty maybe?
the Car isn't overheating which is strange but the fan never turns off to cool the engine when I shut it off or even if I step outside of it...
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