1997 Saturn SC2 White Smoke at startup

Tiny
PAULAURYN
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  • 1997 SATURN SC2
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 143,000 MILES
Hi, I just purchased this car and it seems to run great. I noticed at the initial startup it puts out a small billow of white smoke with a raw gas smell from the tailpipe. Now the service engine soon light is on. I plan on taking it for a diagnostic sac to see what the error code is but am concerned that this could be a serious issue. Any advice is appreciated.
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Monday, August 16th, 2010 AT 7:16 AM

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Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

Cold engines will show a little water vapor on start up, but if there is any sign of coolant loss, have a head check done, this will check for exhaust gasses in the cooling system, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)
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