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i recently bought a used 02 IS300..
driven almost 80,000 miles..
i think the car is in pretty good condition..i dont really know..but.
newayz..
when i start my engine., white smoke comes out from the muffler
for like 4-5 minutes..
after i have driven for 10~15 miles., i got off and check back.,
it was still makin white smoke...not like when i first start the engine.,
but i can still see a lot of white smoke comin out from the muffler..
does anyone kno wut is causing the white smokes?
do i need major tune up?
 

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This happens at this time of the year. My car does the same thing before it is 100% warmed up. It is water vapor.
 

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thanks for the reply..
i kno at this cold weather..it makes a lot of smoke..
but it happens on hot hot sunny days too...even it was 100% warmed up..
 

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Mine's always done that. Quite embarrassing for the first few minutes. However, it's just steam.
 

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If you're super-paranoid, check your coolant level. If you're burning oil, it's usually blue smoke, coolant is usually white (pretty much the only two things you could be burning instead of fuel). If your coolant level looks good, then it's probably just steam.
 

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same here. white smoke... it goes away after 10 min
 

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^^^ black smoke could be any different things in your engine internals ( seals, piston rings, very diry throttle body and injectors, etc. etc.)
 

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For BLACK SMOKE you'll need a universal integrator. It mixes the white smoke with the black to make it kinda grey. Surprised Gray Rider didn't realise this.

By the way, illgalkigga, WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING???
 

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Lex_IS300 said:
For BLACK SMOKE you'll need a universal integrator. It mixes the white smoke with the black to make it kinda grey. Surprised Gray Rider didn't realise this.

By the way, illgalkigga, WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING???
hahaha nah, i was just playin,
 
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