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1991 Honda Accord EX White Smoke with Cold Start

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Old 03-28-2006, 12:55 PM
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Default RE: 1991 Honda Accord EX White Smoke with Cold Start

It could possibly be condensation.... That would be my guess... If the car runs fine and you aren't leaking any fluids and it only happens when you first start the car I wouldn't really worry...



Q. My BMW is always giving off white smoke. I noticed it does not overheat or anything like that. The outside temperature is 38 deg F. All the other cars are running fine. Sometimes I smell coolant inside the car but have been unable to find a wet spot in the car. Help.

A. White smoke when first started is normal. If white smoke continues you have an internal coolant leak, i.e., cracked head/blown head gasket. Black smoke is caused by a rich fuel condition. Blue smoke is caused by oil consumption. The smell of coolant inside your car is caused by a leaking heater core.
 
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Old 03-28-2006, 03:16 PM
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My guess is that it will start becoming a smaller and smaller cloud... I bet when your head was warped you sucked a bit of coolant into your exhaust and it's just slowly burning it off.... I wouldn't be horribly concerned about it unless you have some other issues going on... Mine does it HORRIBLY during the winter...
 
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:57 PM
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Default RE: 1991 Honda Accord EX White Smoke with Cold Start

yea i have a 91 ex and i get some white smoke when i first start it when its cold out. its just condensation
 
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