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Old 09-03-2003, 09:25 PM   #1
Scrat WRX
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Question White smoke on start-up?

Hey Y'all:
I bought my '02 wagon new in January and in the last couple of months I've noticed white smoke when starting it up. Now, it doesn't happen every time, really only when it's been sitting for 2 days or longer without running. If it's started several times in the same day (or every day for that matter), it will not smoke...just if it has sat for a couple of days. Any ideas on what that might be?
Mods are an Accel panel filter, Invidia DP, and Borla cat-back. I changed the oil at 3100 with Mobil 1 5W-30 and I'm at about 7400 right now...had to add about 1/2 quart 3 weeks ago when I checked it and it was below the L on the dipstick.
Any & all input would be appreciated!

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Old 09-03-2003, 09:28 PM   #2
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Just in case you were wondering - it's not a big, continuous production of smoke. It's just a single, large-enough-to-be-noticed-puff when the car is first started.

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Old 09-03-2003, 09:32 PM   #3
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car's fine......u're just burning off moisture that built up from sitting there
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Old 09-03-2003, 09:45 PM   #4
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Yea, no worries. Mine does it every once in a while. Got 34K miles on her and still awesome!!
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Old 09-04-2003, 08:31 PM   #5
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Have a Nice Day?

Really?
That crossed my mind, but it really looks more like smoke than water vapor. Maybe I'm just not awake enough in the morning to notice the difference.

Thanks guys - hopefully that's all it is!

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Old 09-04-2003, 08:35 PM   #6
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well, September is here and outside temperature is probably a little lower than a couple of months ago. Low temperature plus high humidity, and what do you get when you puff a big cloud of humid air out of your tailpipe??
If the white smoke is constant and never goes away, then you can worry about it.
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Old 09-04-2003, 09:06 PM   #7
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Thanks! Make me wanna go drive her right now...just to say "sorry I thought you were really smoking!"

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