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:crying: My 2004 BA last night was blowing quite a lot of white rich smoke but could this be because it was a cold start? Im only young and do not have a lot of car knowledge.

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You will get a little bit of condensation in the exhaust and a little bit of white smoke on a cold start on a cold morning but it could also be a blown head gasket. Once warm seem if you get any moisture on your hand when held in the exhaust flume after the pipe outlet (don't touch the end of the hot pipe). Also check for a mayonnaise like accumulation on the oil filler cap; another sign that coolant has mixed with the oil.
 

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It had also just stormed and was very cold outside so that could have added to it maybe? Fingers crossed it isnt a blown head gasket

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If only on cold start and clears as engine reaches working temp , usually normal . If in any doubt about head gasket , carry out a block test which will confirm or not .
 
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