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I've read what I can find and haven't found answers so I decided to start a thread.

I have a '03 9-5 Aero with 90K on it and have noticed white smoke emit from the exhaust when I shift, (not much, I had to tail my car to see it). I usually drive pretty aggressive and so I tested the acceleration to see what happened.

When accelerating slowly I didn't see anything at shifts. When I gave it some gas I got white smoke at shifts, and If it really punched it (like I often do) I got white smoke followed by a black puff of smoke.
I couldn't tell you if the smoke looked "blue" it wasn't noticeably obvious.

The car still runs and starts fine although I believe it is idling a little low.
I checked the turbo and it looks very clean,
I checked the TB and it looked clean.
I also torqued the Head gasket bolts in case of a coolant leak.

I'm not sure what else would signify a turbo problem and I'm not sure where else to look for another issue. Ideas.
 

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I the heat of summer 40 weight oil is better

I have 220k on my 9-5 and in the heat of this summer I run 5W-40 or 10W-40 for the extra weight in summer heat!;ol;
 
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