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1992 Lexus LS400 Question: Why does my car have a lot of smoke coming out of the exhaust when I start it.

 

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JK43, 4.0L V8, Minneapolis, MN, August 16, 2012, 15:15
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So much smoke comes out of the exhaust, that when I leave the area it looks like there was a fire in the area. It happens when I start the car or when I accelerate.

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    August 16, 2012, 15:41
     Master

    you either have worn rings or your valve seals are shot

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    JK43, August 16, 2012, 16:10
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    I'm sorry I don't know what rings or valve seals you are talking about.

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    Chevy Power, August 17, 2012, 07:47
     Journeyman

    It could be an internal oil leak, coolant leak or too much fuel. I recommend you stop driving it and get it professionally diagnosed before anymore damage is done.

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