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Old 09-01-2014, 07:33 AM   #1
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Smoke on startup

When my car hasn't been started for a few days, or I give it some gas as soon as it starts I get a lot of white smoke. It also smells like it's running really rich. Anyone else?
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:41 AM   #2
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mine doesn't smoke. Does it happen if you don't hit the accelerator?
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:46 AM   #3
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Yes but not as bad.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:51 AM   #4
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Your car still have cats? With no cats and bigger injectors my car is pretty rich at idle. If you are worried about an internal issue in the engine, you can always pull out the spark plugs and see if any of them look different. Any other mods?
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:00 AM   #5
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No mods, completely stock for now.
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:22 AM   #6
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White smoke does not usually mean it's running rich. It's probably just condensation in the exhaust blowing out.
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:31 AM   #7
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No it's blue/white oil smoke not pure white steam like exhaust.Guess I should have been more clear
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:10 AM   #8
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Oil smoke on start up could leaking valve guide seals. Does it smoke on deceleration also? That is a tell tale sign of valve guide seals leaking.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:25 AM   #9
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Not sure on that, I will have to find a local mustang owner and ask one of them. Lol I will check that out.
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:32 AM   #10
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:45 AM   #11
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When my car hasn't been started for a few days, or I give it some gas as soon as it starts I get a lot of white smoke. It also smells like it's running really rich. Anyone else?
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Smoke on startup is no fun! I’m sorry to hear your Zl1 is doing this. Have you taken your Camaro to your dealership to see if they can diagnose the concern? If you would like assistance in setting up a dealership visit, PM us your name, VIN, current mileage, contact information, and preferred dealership and we can look into this for you!

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