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Old 11-16-2006, 01:36 PM   #1
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White smoke @ start of engine

I'm not sure if this has been ask here before..so here it is:
every morning when I start my Box (w/c is parked in the garage), there's a big white smoke coming out of the exhaust. Is that normal or something that I have to worry about

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Old 11-16-2006, 01:51 PM   #2
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OMG! OMG! Your muffler bearing is going out! Don't worry, I'll buy your car off of you for $10k!

Just kidding... It's normal for these cars to have some white smoke at start up. If by searching you can't find anything here with a lengthy explanation, go to the pca.org website and you'll find information under the tech Q&A.
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Old 11-16-2006, 01:55 PM   #3
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Having the white smoke at start-up is not normal if it happens "every morning". You need to search some old threads about the oil seperator problem. This is maybe your issue.
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also while ure down there, check the fluid level of your turnsignals
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Old 11-16-2006, 02:45 PM   #5
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also while ure down there, check the fluid level of your turnsignals
the fluid level of the left signal is in the normal line but the right signal is below the normal level...do i have to worry about it

hey, wait a minute...that's a water line in my turn signals....hehehehehe!
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Old 11-16-2006, 02:48 PM   #6
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Having the white smoke at start-up is not normal if it happens "every morning". You need to search some old threads about the oil seperator problem. This is maybe your issue.
correction: I should have said, it happen twice this week! but If it start hapening "every morning", I'll remember this one. Thanks Bmus...
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Old 11-16-2006, 02:59 PM   #7
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unklekraker, here is a good link to an old thread about your question that was started by our in-house all-things-technical guru and defender of the free world Mr. Rail26!!!!!:


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here is this thread also....I just did my OS


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Old 11-16-2006, 03:39 PM   #9
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thanks Jp and bmus for link to the old thread. I will observe it for the next few days and hopefully nothing serious or it won't go from $100 to replacing the whole engine probably the bearing on the exhaust needs to be lubricated, right sammy...hehehehehe!
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:04 AM   #10
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thanks Jp and bmus for link to the old thread. I will observe it for the next few days and hopefully nothing serious or it won't go from $100 to replacing the whole engine probably the bearing on the exhaust needs to be lubricated, right sammy...hehehehehe!
If you would be so kind as to write up the procedure you use to lubricate the muffler bearings... I can't for the life of me find where they are at much less how to lubricate them???
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I believe they discuss lubricating muffler bearings over on another, well, less family-oriented web forum. Doh!
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:15 AM   #12
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****UPDATE*****
no white smoke this morning...wohoooo!

*before i put my key to the ignition this morning, i read the Porschefile Prayer by jeff

sammy, let's just wait and see whou could answer our life long question and I think if Jim (MNBoxster) could read this, he will be in for a surprise. i could see him now saying "What in the world are these two talking about?" hahahahahahaha!

j/k, jim!
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