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Old 09-10-2005, 12:37 PM   #1
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Question White Smoke From the Engine then starts

HI guys
I experienced this for first time :

Taken from 986faq.com

"Diagnostic: White smoke comes from tailpipe when the engine is started.

Cause: Oil residue under the pistons heads.

Details: The Boxster engine uses a flat six cylinder design. Because of this construction, oil residue remains under the piston heads and burns off at every start up. This can produce a white puff of smoke. It should only lasts a few seconds. This is normal, and no correction is necessary."

Question may be i need to take some oil off, i changed the oil recently and maybe put more than nessesary?

Thank you all

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Old 09-11-2005, 09:44 AM   #2
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A number of Boxster owners posting on another site, including myself, have had this happen and it is apparently common and nothing to worry about.
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Old 09-11-2005, 10:52 AM   #3
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It's common, but beware if it's suddenly about 20 times the normal amount of smoke. Just happened here and the oil separator was the culprit.

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