Mechanics

SMOKES FOR A FEW MINS ON START THEN STOPS IDLES OK BUT RUNS LIKE ITS MISSING

1994 Mazda b2200 • 150,000 miles

When I start in the morning it smokes bad for about ten mins then stops it idles ok but when I drive it gets very rough like running three cyl
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Ice pick
December 29, 2011.




If the smoke is grey (bluish) it is oil being burnt in the cylinders and that could mean bad valve seals.

If the smoke is white, that would be water and it could be condensation or a bad head gasket.

Do you have coolant losses issues?
Have you checked your spark plugs and related components?

KHLow2008
Dec 29, 2011.
Could be valve seals/stems/guides-

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Rasmataz
Dec 29, 2011.
The smoke is blueish no cooling probs
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Tiny
Ice pick
Dec 30, 2011.
2.2L known for valve seal problems

Tiny
Rasmataz
Dec 30, 2011.

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