I totally agree with you! Im starting to think that as well! Everyone seems to get that small amount of smoke there.
I did do that, there wasn't really any precise area...im thinking theres a greater valve or something that lets exhaust air or something out (I could totally be wrong though). My mechanic wasn't concerned about it really and thought that it might be normal as well.
Mine was leaking from the gasket that the turbo and the manifold mounts together. I used a mirror while using seafoam to search for the smoke leak and found it. I was going to replace the gasket and then found out that it turns out that one of the three bolts where loose and i tightened it and fixed the leak. also gained 3-4 lbs of boost. you have to remove boost hose and heat shield to access the third bolt.
I treated my car this evening and noticed about the same amount of smoke coming from behind the engine as from the muffler. I thought that was strange so I searched and found this thread. Looks like I may need to take the car to my mechanic. I used a mirror to try to find where it was coming from and couldn't, so I'll leave it to the expert I guess. I have been having strange issues with my car so a leak may be the problem.
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is the IM the only part were seafoam goes?
I have seen people do this thru the booster.. Guessing that runs thru a vast part of the vacumm lines.....
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