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2002 Toyota RAV4 Question: why does my cars smoke a little the first time i start everyday

 

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Visitor, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, San Leandro, CA, August 26, 2010, 17:41

why does my car smoke a little the first time i start everyday

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    haydave August 26, 2010, 18:58
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    worn valve guides

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, August 26, 2010, 19:13
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    A little white smoke is normal, fuel does not atomize well until the engine warms up but is likely if you have a high mileage engine that the valve guides are a little worn and you may need to add oil between services.

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    WHITE154 December 21, 2010, 20:30
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    i would agree a little white smoke is normal from the moisture built up in the exhaist system overnight ,, also on a high mileage vehichle valve guides might be worn as well , this is normal , unless you are having overheating problems or running problems ,, i would not be concerned

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    Visitor, January 10, 2011, 18:57

    It is two things one is if the smoke is black you need to check you car fuel system and if it is blue it's your engine it needs overhauling meaning the engine has comperation loss so I can help benzmekanic on yahoo.com

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