SMOKE! Please Help!!
First, let me say I am not a technical guy, so I really need some help. I have a 2004 WRX and I recently (3000 miles ago) got a brand new engine (which is a whole other story!). Anyway, After a couple hundred miles on the new engine, i saw a little smoke coming out of the passenger side of the engine. I freaked out and called Subaru...they said it could be Cormalene (sp?) burning off the new engine and not to worry as long as the fluids were okay and the temp gauge was normal. Everything seemed normal--it drove great, right temp, oil level fine etc.....then it stopped smoking after a little while. Then it happend again a while later, then stopped again. Today, at 3500 mles on the new engine, I noticed that same smoke on the passenger side of the engine. Weird smell--more like a chemical than oil or gas. So, sorry for this long explanation, but do you have any ideas? I mean everything SEEMS fine but I get this weird smoke and smell. And everyone is telling me not to worry as long as the temp gauge is normal ad the oil and coolent levels are okay!! What could the deal be!!???