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Old 12-08-2013, 08:24 PM
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White Smoke at Cold Idle

98 E300D, 32F ambient, cold engine. Started car to fire up the heated seats. After several minutes, I noticed white smoke coming out the exhaust. Is this explainable simply in terms of lack of heat resulting in unburnt fuel? Or could I have a problem of some sort?

There's no white smoke at any other times. Coolant level is stable as far as I can tell.

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Old 12-08-2013, 08:58 PM
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Is it just kicking condensation out of the exhaust system? All of our cars do that in the cold, especially when it is cold enough to see your breath.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:19 PM
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Was there a smell to the smoke?

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Old 12-08-2013, 09:23 PM
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Was there a smell to the smoke?

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Haven't take a whiff yet....will try tomorrow.

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