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Was wondering how much white smoke signifies a problem. My 1993.5 seems to have some whitish smoke off and on that I noticed today. It's cold and rainy here, and the car otherwise seems to be running ok. Should I basically check to see if there's oil in the coolant or vice versa?
 

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check to see if coolant is getting into the combustion chamber. there are ways to do it easyest is a leak down test. set each piston to bdc and use a leaktester with shop air into the sparkplug whole and listen for air coming thu the oil, radiator, out the exhaust, and through the intake.
 

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White smoke is normal on cold days with high humidity. The hot exhaust is condensating when it leaves the exhaust pipe. If you are nervous, just keep an eye on your coolant level.
 

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jjacob said:
White smoke is normal on cold days with high humidity. The hot exhaust is condensating when it leaves the exhaust pipe. If you are nervous, just keep an eye on your coolant level.
Well, after the car warms up there should not be anymore smoke. If you are not confident about the matter, just keep an eye on the coolant and its color. If it becomes like milky, thsi already indicates problems. Have a compression check done too.
 

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all cars condense, there's no way getting around fluid dynamics.... my benz does it too and that motor is prestine
 

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gomd3 is on point. it is normal to get white smoke while warming up and driveing for lil.
it is just the steam. this is unless you are consuming coolant. check if you are not than what you see is perfectly normal. if the smoke has a blue tint to it it will indicate oil consumption.
 
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