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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-12-02, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
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Laser KA - Smoking where it should not be smoking!

Hey peopls!

It's me, the idiot again :s2:

Anyway, please forgive me for describing the parts the same way your mother would, but I'd rather say it like that than get it wrong...

Anyway, that spout-thingy that comes off the air-cleaner? Well, basically I had a little trouble starting the car (we were at an awkward slope on a hill... the car was on a slop of maybe 40 degrees to it's right) and when it did finally start up, the spout on the air cleaner "spat" a small gust of black smoke..

Now, I have no idea what that means, so I think it's scary!! So I was wondering if you guys could tell me if it's hell bad, bad, medium, or "it happens sometimes" ?

Once the car has warmed up a little, it runs like a dream with no problem what so ever - occasionally it suddenly loses power on a hill (but that's most likely to be caused by the clutch slipping, the cluctch is being replaced as I type this by the mechanic up the road from here).

Anyway, so any info on that smoke would be gr8
thanx guys


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oh yeah - I was also thinking could it be 'cos Dad half-flooded the engine maybe? (when trying to start it he pumps and pumps and pumps the accelerator like nothing else... goddammit he is obsessed!!)

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Might be your PVC valve squirting out excess pressure from the crank case....however, I don't know much about 4 cyl engines.

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could be your rings are on its way out....$$$$

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