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?

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 AT 9:31 PM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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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)

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Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 AT 9:48 PM
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  • demoness_aus
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I haven't notice any loss of coolant at all.

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Monday, November 23rd, 2009 AT 1:43 AM
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  • mhpautos
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Ok,

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

Mark (mhpautos)

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Monday, November 23rd, 2009 AT 2:50 AM
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Thank you very much for your advice.

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Monday, November 23rd, 2009 AT 4:14 AM

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