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post #1 of 11 Old 09-18-2008, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Heavy white smoke on cold start - HELP!

I've been seeing some heavy white smoke coming from the exhuast the last few mornings when I've started my car. Is this bad? What could this be? HELP
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post #2 of 11 Old 09-19-2008, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Service department at the dealer confirms smoke is just condensation and is normal.
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But also that can be a blown head gasket. If it has been really humid the last few mornings when that happens then that would explain the condensation comment above. But you might want to check and see if you can smell any antifreeze in the engine bay or if you have any leaks around the heads.
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post #4 of 11 Old 11-28-2012, 10:36 AM
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i know this is an old thread but i still get this. does anyone have this problem after the rain or whenever the car gets wet? i only seam to get this when the car is wet. I'm pretty sure it is condensation but geeze, every time it rains?
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Are you sure it is smoke and not just steam ?
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i think ill post a video of it maybe this week. im pretty sure it might be steam, but iv never had this problem with any of my other cars.
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Does the smoke smell like anything?

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i think ill post a video of it maybe this week. im pretty sure it might be steam, but iv never had this problem with any of my other cars.
It's eating you alive, isn't it? LOL

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I have the same problem from time to time. Mine only happens occasionally and when it does it smells like straight up gasoline. Any ideas? It quickly goes away it's just on start up.
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It runs real rich on startup until it's up to operating temp.

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mine actually starts when the car gets to ot. i wouldnt care except I dont like driving down the street with a huge cloud of s"steam" following me.
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