When I start my car there is white smoke that comes out of the exhaust, the car itself rides great. However, we are not the orginial owners of the car and we are definitely not sure why there is white smoke. But once it runs for about 5-10 minutes the smoke goes away. We've changed the oil and checked all other fluids, what do you think is causing the white smoke?
White smoke from the exhaust pipe. on 1992 Acura Legend
by laken in Columbus, GA on May 12, 2009
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by patrick mannion on May 12, 2009
Black smoke emitted from the exhaust is excess fuel, blueish /grey smoke is smoke generated by oil passing through the engine usually past the valve guide seals or piston rings. (Usually if you have blue/grey smoke out the exhaust in the morning or a start from dead cold it is the valve guides that are weak White smoke is usually a head gasket issue that would be accompanied by a loss of coolant and may even smell slightly sweet. It is normal for condensation to be emitted from the exhaust on initial statr up. If you are not having to top up the coolant, have no over heating issues, no excess fuel consumption and no loss of oil, you probably have nothing to worry about. If you are concerned. Park your car at a repair shop over night, go there in the morning and start the car with the looking at the smoke emitted and ask them if it appears normal?
ANSWER by Visitor on July 06, 2010
change your radiator.
COMMENT by Visitor on January 30, 2011
Sir I own a 1992 Legend. I want to get a little more horsepower. What do you recommend to do or add to this vehicle, ie chip?
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