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Old 26 Jan 2010, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just noticed that when i start car for 1st time each day there is a fair bit of white smoke coming out of exhaust. It only lasts for a few miles then is ok. Is it just damp/condensation or something more
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Old 26 Jan 2010, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: White smoke

Everyones car does it when it is cold mate. More than likely condensation caused by hot gases exiting from a cold exhaust. Also be using choke first thing in the morning. Could of course be talking out of my ass but that's what I have always assumed.

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Old 26 Jan 2010, 12:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: White smoke

they do smoke a bit but no excessively, when its colder you get a bit more and see it more,
I take it the car is spot on otherwise ?
nothing to suggest water loss?
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Old 26 Jan 2010, 01:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No probs anywhere else. The car still runs fine, just ive not noticed it before.

Thanks guys for putting my mind at ease
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Old 27 Jan 2010, 12:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: White smoke

sounds like condensation for definate, would;t worry unless it does it all the time while the cars running and blowing out loads
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Old 27 Jan 2010, 12:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: White smoke

The car runs fine, its only for the first mile or so. Going to try & give it oil change at weekend & mini service.
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