2005 Kia Carnival Car blowing white smoke

Tiny
DEMONESS_AUS
  • 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?

Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 AT 9:31 PM

4 Replies

Tiny
MHPAUTOS
  • EXPERT
  • 30,950 POSTS

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)

Please consider a donation to help us answer more questions.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
-1
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 AT 9:48 PM
Tiny
DEMONESS_AUS
  • MEMBER

I haven't notice any loss of coolant at all.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, November 23rd, 2009 AT 1:43 AM
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
  • EXPERT
  • 30,950 POSTS

Ok,

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

Mark (mhpautos)

Please consider a donation to help us answer more questions.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, November 23rd, 2009 AT 2:50 AM
Tiny
DEMONESS_AUS
  • MEMBER

Thank you very much for your advice.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, November 23rd, 2009 AT 4:14 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Help us by donating