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Dead Porsche?

Old 09-06-2007, 07:14 PM
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My dad made my dreams come true by allowing me the use of his 1984 911 Carrera....It had been sitting for some time. He re-set the valves, took care of some vaccuum leaks and handed me the keys. I drove it for the 1st time today, all seemed OK but it smelled of burning oil a little when I shut it off, no visible smoke...just some smell. I figured it had a small leak that must be dripping onto the exhaust system and was going to let him know. Before I made it back to the house though, I looked up in the rear view and saw aHUGE cloud of blue smoke.
I've never owned or driven a Porsche before but Ihave enough common sense to realize that this was a very bad sign. I immediately checked the gauges (oiltank full, oil pressure lookedgood, temp at mid) andshut it off. I noticed that the smoke appeared to have been coming out of the exhaust...not off of the engine. No oil leaked onto the ground while I waited for the tow truck.
Is there any chance that I didn't kill the car? I don't know anything about oil/air cooled vehicles. ...terms like "head gasket", "blown seal" etc. are runningunchecked through my head. Can anyone take a stab at how serious a problem this may be and a guesstimate of cost for repairs.
Thanks to any willing to help out a clueless, scared Porsche borrower.
Old 09-07-2007, 08:29 AM
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That sounds like a piston ring or valve problem unfortunately.
Old 10-21-2007, 08:51 AM
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PDOC is probably correct. It could also be,,, When you changed the oil did you put to much in? If so it would get sucked up into the intake ? That would make it smoke like crazy.
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