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Old 10-16-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
Robert Polk
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White Puff of Smoke

If the car has been sitting for a couple of days, upon start-up it will
release a puff of white smoke. Just a puff - the more days it was sitting
inactive, the bigger the puff. This is 98 turbo . . . I've googled, seems
like some people think this is just an extra lean start by the computer,
while others think it's the beginning of the end. Any definitive way to
know? Thanks.


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Old 10-16-2005, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: White Puff of Smoke

Change your oil to CASTROL.
Mine was doing the same thing, I changed the oil to Castrol 15W40 and the
problem is gone.







"Robert Polk" <robertpolk@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> If the car has been sitting for a couple of days, upon start-up it will
> release a puff of white smoke. Just a puff - the more days it was sitting
> inactive, the bigger the puff. This is 98 turbo . . . I've googled, seems
> like some people think this is just an extra lean start by the computer,
> while others think it's the beginning of the end. Any definitive way to
> know? Thanks.
>



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Old 10-16-2005, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
Boris Mohar
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Re: White Puff of Smoke

On Sun, 16 Oct 2005 16:13:45 GMT, "Dick Harder" <dick@harder.ca> wrote:

>Change your oil to CASTROL.
>Mine was doing the same thing, I changed the oil to Castrol 15W40 and the
>problem is gone.
>

Synthetic?



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Old 10-16-2005, 15:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: White Puff of Smoke

In article <1hu4f.3649$Gt2.2032@trndny01>, robertpolk@verizon.net
says...
> If the car has been sitting for a couple of days, upon start-up it will
> release a puff of white smoke. Just a puff - the more days it was sitting
> inactive, the bigger the puff. This is 98 turbo . . . I've googled, seems
> like some people think this is just an extra lean start by the computer,
> while others think it's the beginning of the end. Any definitive way to
> know? Thanks.
>
>
>

I'm assuming this is a C/S/V70, in which case the smoke is a small
quantity of oil seeping past the valve seals (most common problem). If
you switch to synthetic oil you won't see the smoke.

Bob
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Old 10-17-2005, 05:01   #5 (permalink)
Michael Cerkowski
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Re: White Puff of Smoke

A little white smoke under those circumstances should
be nothing to worry about. Oil smoke is blue, and coolant
smoke is likely to show up more often than that. Unless it
smells like antifreeze, don't worry about it.
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Old 11-04-2005, 14:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: White Puff of Smoke

It could be condensation burning off in the muffler.

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