1996 Ford Escort smokes when first started

Tiny
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  • 1996 FORD ESCORT
Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Ford Escort 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive 163000 miles

white smoke when first started then stops smoking aftet a couple minutes
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 12:46 PM

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Tiny
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If this happens only first thing in the morning and 40 degrees or below, I would not worry about it. If it is at higher temperature, or after the engine is warmed up, then I would worry and have a compression test (better yet, leak down test) performed on the cylinders.
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 11:35 PM

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