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Originally Posted by kol2upt3d
White smoke on startup can sometimes mean a leaky head gasket... causing coolant to seep into the cylinders, the smoke is actually steam.
Have your head checked
Originally Posted by Torque
He said he doesn't have any coolant loss ... I'm sure there would be some if the car is smoking for 15 minutes on a cold start.
As for the other post, oil produces a light blue smoke ... plus it smells like ... burnt oil.
I still think you're overreacting and it's just water evaporating, but take it to a shop just in case if you're skeptical and have them reproduce the symptoms and tell you.
Originally Posted by d3ity
My coolant level sensor is actually shot anyway, so it reports coolant level all the time. However, I check it usually once a week and haven't noticed anything major.... or minor for the matter. I'm pretty sure i'm overreacting. it's been rather humid latley and it's been foggy out for the past two days.
As for oil being overfilled... I've got a leak in my oilpan... so I doubt it's that. However, if I open the oil fill cap while the car is running, I do have some smoke coming out in puffs there... I've been blaming that on my valve cover gasket needing replacement.
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