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I think the fozzie has a problem. I havnt really been using it for the past 3/4 weeks, Iv'e been going and starting it at least once a week. Today I started it and let it idle for 10 mins or so, then revved it a little to about 4000rpm. I noticed a burning smell, so I popped the bonnet and I have a have a wisp of black smoke coming up from somewhere down below the plugs on the drivers side of the engine bay. I have looked with a torch but cant really see where it may be coming from. I checked the oil and it's very low which is a little strange because it was serviced a few days before I parked it up. I had to reuse the sump plug because I forgot to buy a replacement.Coolant level seems fine, no gunk, Oil cap no gunk. Does anyone think it could be the dreaded HG? The car has 130.000 odd miles on it. What I really need is a Subaru specialist in SE London if anyone knows one.:icon_frown:
 

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Did it smell? As yours is a turbo and im guessing RHD, the downpipe/cat are right over that CV boot, if it tears it will splatter and burn on the exhaust.
 
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If you need a subaru specialists in SE London, why not try a little further out, 1 junction down the M3 from the M25 are surrey subaru specialists / TFS racing..
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gasket - usually only the RHS (driver's side), but both are prone to failure. Mine were replaced at HUGE expense. IF you feel competent, go for it yourself. parts are about £100 for OEM, as I had. Labour was the bummer..!

Not sure if there's a how to on this...??

mike
 
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