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CAR BLOWING WHITE SMOKE

2005 Kia Carnival

Engine Performance problem
2005 Kia Carnival 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 119000 miles

Hi
My car is just recently started blowing white smoke when I start the car. It seems to disapate after a few seconds.
What could the cause of this be and is it lifethreatening for the car.
I am booking it in for a service within the next week, would this likely fix the problem?
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Demoness_aus
November 22, 2009.



HI there,

White smoke is usually a sign that coolant is entering the combustion chamber, this will have to be investigated, have you noticed any loss of coolant in the recient past.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Nov 22, 2009.
I haven't notice any loss of coolant at all.

Tiny
Demoness_aus
Nov 23, 2009.
Ok,

It may be a condensation issue then, ask your mechanic to check this out.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Nov 23, 2009.
Thank you very much for your advice.

Tiny
Demoness_aus
Nov 23, 2009.