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Old 06-22-2004, 01:36 PM   #1
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excessive exhaust when starting engine

I know that some white smoke from the exhaust is normal for boxsters that have sat for a while (a day or two or longer), but I seem to be getting excessive exhaust every time I start the car. I had my 30K service last month and the car got a clean bill of heath. I didn't really notice the smoke until I stated the engine while in a parking garage last week. I almost asphixiated the couple that was strolling behind the car. The car seems to be running as well as it always has. So I am wondering what is the "normal" amount and frequency of smoke on start from a boxster and if this is something I really need to be concerned about.

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Old 07-01-2004, 07:02 AM   #2
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Black or white exhaust??
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Old 09-04-2004, 09:11 PM   #3
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Maybe a dumb question: have you checked your oil level?
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Old 09-07-2004, 09:46 AM   #4
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When I started my Boxster on Monday for the first time since Friday, I got excessive whitish-blue smoke...normal?
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Old 09-07-2004, 11:02 AM   #5
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i think white is usually an indicator of water in your engine somewhere (a little is normal, from what i understand). Blue, if i remember correctly, was for oil. Sounds to me like you may have some oil leaking into a cylander (but honestly, i am the dumbest person on this board when it comes to fixing things).

I dont want to alarm you, but could this be a head gasket issue?
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Old 09-07-2004, 11:47 AM   #6
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Hmmm, I'll call Porsche...my warranty is just about up. I better have it checked before it's time...

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