ENGINE SMOKING UPON START UP

2002 Lexus RX 300

Tiny

2938wildcat

July, 14, 2010 AT 11:05 AM

Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Lexus RX 300 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 92000 miles

I have recently experienced every time I start it up, to have blue-white smoke come out of the exhaust. The place where I bought it told me that is what every lexux does at that age and it is supposed to be sending extra gas somehow to heat it up for when it's cold. It has been in the 80-90's everyday for a month here, no cold!

I think they are full of crap. I did some reading on the net and it looks like this could be a valve stem problem, or sludge build up? I know that color of smoke which is the worst smell reminds me of a buddies car which eventually seized up.

Can you tell me what you think is happening here. It's a Lexus 2002 rx 300 awd.

thanks so much for your time!

Charles

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