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Hi all,

I was at a HOD event at Thunderhill, driving pretty aggressively (redline occasionally) when on a relatively wide turn (Turn 2 for those who know) I lost power. My dashboard lit up saying check engine, bring service, and my Cayman was doing a Spy Hunter impression with white smoke billowing out of the tailpipes.

I immediately left off the gas and drove through the remainder of the course to get back to the pits.

By the time I got back to the pits, the dashboard stopped doing an impression of a christmas tree and the smoke died down a bit. I turned off the engine and inspected to see if I blew anything. But I found nothing leaking and only evidence of dry black soot in the tail pipes.

After letting it cool down a bit, I restarted the engine. Everything on the dashboard was good and only a light white smoke from the pipes.

I drove it back down back to the SF Bay Area and had no issues - power was still good, no obvious smoke, temperature was good. Starting it this morning, only minor white smoke for a couple of minutes.

Now, knowing the previous issues from oil leakage (need to get my separator installed) with people who track their car. Should I be worried?

I'm scheduled to have the dealership take a look tomorrow, but would love to get people's feedback - help? suggestions for the dealer to look at tomorrow? etc?

Thanks in advance,

Eugene
 

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Thanks!

The previous articles that I read didn't have all the gloom and doom of my little adventure.... I seriously thought I blew something and I would be hitchhiking back home.

Should I be worried about any prolonged effects?
 

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The dealership found that one of my cylinders (#6) misfired. They also found that someone (they as they did the last service) overfilled the oil by a quart which probably exacerbated the problem...

As a result, they replaced the spark plug and ignition coil.

So far so good - phew...
 
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