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Hey guys looking for some second opinions before i do anything.

Sunday night while attempting to pull out of a neighborhood i notice the cars not going anywhere, initially expected the clutch finally bit the dust (110K miles) But it felt a little off so i start looking over my gauges, coolant temp and oil temp gauges are pegged hot. Once i got to speed both came down to the 3/4 hot marks. Decided if it stayed there i could limp it home since it was late at night and traffic was light. So i turn the heat on full blast to try and help it cool and notice my vents blow ice cold, ok i figured thermostat stuck shut and overheating ? Shortly after i noticed the passenger side vents were blowing hot, this threw me for a loop. So i get home, start googling and see possible shutter issue so i look and on my intercooler it looked like half the shutters were shut while the other side was open thus it had blocked airflow and overheated. With the wacky heat vents i expected the worse, warped head/blown headgasket and loosing coolant causing the cold vents.

So the following morning i go outside, oddly the degas bottle looked to have some coolant in it ? Pull the oil fill cap and its clean, pull the dipstick and its barley on the stick. So i start the car, idles pretty much spot on but smokes like crazy, thick white, like james bond smoke screen stuff. Initially figured coolant and the head issue etc. It was an odd one i've never experience, smelt exactly like burning paper. So im puzzled, still leaning on the head gasket theory. Put the car on the hoist and drain the oil expecting a milkshake. It looks normal, just dark as it was about time for a change. No signs of coolant in the oil at all. So i start looking at the turbo, i almost want to say i could see what looks like possible coolant on the outside of the housing, but its yellow/green and the oem stuff looks to be orange so i'm unsure. There is an odd stain on the frame rail too but that looks to have come from the engine mount. I'll attach some photos to this post as well.

So i'm hoping best case turbo seals and its blowing everything into the exhaust. But would it be hot enough to smoke within seconds of starting ? If not the turbo i'm expecting the worst.... What does everyone think ? IMG_2001.JPG IMG_2002.JPG IMG_2003.JPG IMG_2005.JPG IMG_2008.JPG IMG_2010.JPG
 

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If the turbo seals are blown out the oil can leak into the intake side also, causing it to smoke like that immediately after starting.
 

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If the turbo seals are blown out the oil can leak into the intake side also, causing it to smoke like that immediately after starting.
Thats interesting, if it was smoking without overheating i'd feel fairly confident on turbo issues. its obviously consuming oil but i'm questioning the overheating. I still need to take a closer look at that degas bottle, i'd think to have gotten so hot it'd of lost enough coolant to no longer touch the degas bottle once cooled down.
 

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Exactly lol. That oil does not look normal.
My mom's Escape blew a turbo seal (http://www.focusst.org/forum/off-topic/101001-bad-news-my-mother-destroyed-turbo-seals.html) and it was a total wash. She was out of warranty by a few k miles but they honored it anyway at the dealer she bought it from and replaced the entire turbo after they concluded the motor was still okay. They did tear it apart and double check a lot of things...but running it in this condition is no-no. It smoked just like that, smelled how you are describing, and her oil looked really weird like this. Only difference was her oil was almost new so it was a little different in color. They asked her "You haven't change the oil in a while have you?" and she was like "Yeah like last month" and they were surprised.
 

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I think you guys are just seeing air in the oil, it's been sitting over 24 hrs and looks normal smells normal, no pieces, no separation of fluids or anything. While putting the stock intake back on I noticed either a wrapped hose or wire loom just under the coolant hoses where they enter the firewall wet with coolant. I pulled the hose right off the turbo as well as the one right off the steel pipe that runs along the oil pan and neither were soaked. Haven't checked the exhaust side but looking in the exhaust from my tail pipe it was deff wet the other day
 

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Looks like your passenger side engine mount is toast - separate issue.

That mount has a liquid filling for NVH mitigation; kind of like a shock absorber. It looks like its leaking quite a bit.

Hope that helps,
Mark
 

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You definitely have something going on, I think @LMStone510 might be onto something also. The leak in the pictures isn't related to the smoke and other weird issues you're having. Like Si said get a compression test asap
 

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Guess I'll compression test next.

This is going to sound stupid but what's the procedure for compression testing these newer cars ? Unplug the coils and push the button lol? How long will it crank for per push ? Anyone know if anyone's done s write up ? Most of my wrenching days were on older simpler vehicles
 

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Guess I'll compression test next.

This is going to sound stupid but what's the procedure for compression testing these newer cars ? Unplug the coils and push the button lol? How long will it crank for per push ? Anyone know if anyone's done s write up ? Most of my wrenching days were on older simpler vehicles
If you dont have a tester you can get one cheap from china freight

https://www.harborfreight.com/automotive-motorcycle/diagnostics/compression-test-kit-8-pc-62638.html
 

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Thanks for the links, if I have time I'll do the compression test tomorrow. Side note while looking at the pita it'd be to check the exhaust side of the turbo I noticed the catalytic converter to resonator connection is basically dripping wet, absolutely soaked
 

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Guess I'll compression test next.

This is going to sound stupid but what's the procedure for compression testing these newer cars ? Unplug the coils and push the button lol? How long will it crank for per push ? Anyone know if anyone's done s write up ? Most of my wrenching days were on older simpler vehicles
I have same issue ripping turbo off today. Since they new and eco boost they water side seal blew. If it’s over heating it’s prob because the coolant is leaving the engine out the turbo and exaust
 
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