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Old 11-14-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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Okay, So I bout my first 2004 wrx in the best color in the world (wrb) and Everytime the car is cold, especially on start up, there is A LOT of smoke coming from the exhaust. as it warms up there is less and less, and after about 5 minutes of driving it warm, it stops. I also noticed when it is warm, it idles low, at about 500 rpm, sounds like the timing of the idle is off. I did use the Accessport to adjust the idle, so it idles at about 750-800. If anybody could help me out, or give me some suggestions, let me know. If you have any questions to help you make a diagnosis, let me know. Also shoots water out of the exhaust.

Here's a video I took... http://www.youtube.com/watchv=ATXroAUB6iA&feature=plcp

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Old 11-14-2012, 04:40 PM   #2
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:26 PM   #3
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ya got bubbles in the coolant??

ya got a chocolate milksnake in the oil??

what does the smole smell like??
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:06 PM   #4
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Your link is dead. And don't bump threads after an hour.

Aside from what Scotty has suggested (which is easiest way to tell), are you sure it's not simply condensation evaporating off the exhaust pipes?
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:10 AM   #5
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ya got bubbles in the coolant??

ya got a chocolate milksnake in the oil??

what does the smole smell like??
^^This. Check these first. Check your coolant level to see if it is low and or rainbow-colored (mixed with oil).

Check your oil to see if it's frothy, like a milkshake as Scotty stated.

Does the smoke smell sweet?

What color is the smoke?

What is the temperature outside?

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Old 01-23-2013, 02:45 PM   #6
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^^This. Check these first. Check your coolant level to see if it is low and or rainbow-colored (mixed with oil).

Check your oil to see if it's frothy, like a milkshake as Scotty stated.

Does the smoke smell sweet?

What color is the smoke?

What is the temperature outside?
Some condensation, but my oil is frothy. It was changed 500 miles ago before I bought it, so i'm changing it over the weekend. When ai first bought it I though I blew a gasket because I would lose all my coolant in 2 hours, but The hose from the coolant to the radiator was cracked, so I changed that and hasn't leaked since.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:08 PM   #7
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Bump, re-changed the oil, cleaned the iacv and changed the plugs. Still low and wants to die. Help
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:03 PM   #8
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I take it your not getting any codes? The smoke sounds like condensation but I agree with others that we need more info on what it smells like.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:13 PM   #9
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No longer smokes, besides a little bit of condensation, and yes the iacv gasket was blown and there was coolant in the intake, causing the white smoke ans coolant smell in the exhaust, BUT, now has a fuel smell and no ore smoke, so that is solved. It recently threw up a p0442 I believe, (which is a small a leak,) but my idle is still low. Most likely cleaning the throttle body this weekend and checking all the vacuum lines in sight.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:25 AM   #10
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could be a loose gas cap?...is that code small evap leak?
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:34 AM   #11
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Check the vacuum lines to the left of the alternator and make sure they are all attached. The most common place it for it to come loose around the blue T
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