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2002 Toyota RAV4 Question: smoke coming out of my exhaust pipe

 

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luliflor, Pelham, NY, July 11, 2012, 19:59
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I've been noticing smoke coming out of my exhaust pipe for 3-4 seconds at random when i 1st turn on my car. this has only happened 3 times, i think it might contribute to the heat but im not sure. should i be worried?

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    pushrod July 12, 2012, 02:52
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    No,typical on higher milage engines. Your valve seals are leaking a small amount of oil into the cylinders
    won't hurt a thing.It should clear up after a few seconds,as long as it doesen't start
    drinking oil, dont worry to much.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13627 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper July 12, 2012, 06:23
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    COMMON PROB ON HIGH MILEAGE TOY. VALVE SEALS ARE GOING BAD SEEK AN EST

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