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white smoke coming out if exhaust when I first start it in the morning

white smoke coming out if exhaust when i first start it in the morning. It happens every day. I use 5-20 oil. only drive 750 miles avg per month for the 10 yrs owned. Moved to golf cart community and for last year averaged 175. I now drive 70% highway and 30% city. Car in garage when not in use. Oil has been changed an average of once every 5000.

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coolant is good, the smoke thing just looks bad. not burning oil 1qt/2000miles, toyota says thats ok. did your family ever live in the chgo area?


dean menier, Thanks for replying back no direct family in chgo, maybe relative's(not sure)? I had also added a couple links that you could check out, Coolant good, oil consumption in allowable limits as per Toyota, just keep an eye on it should be OK. Have a good day!


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@thedean , Dean, 5w20 oil is fine, Some white smoke at start up from cold engine is fairly normal and will dissipate (stop) for the most part after engine and exhaust has warmed up to operating temperature. If you notice you are low on coolant or having to add coolant then there could be an issue. If you suspect coolant may be possibly leaking internally of engine, have a good local auto repair shop have a look, pressure test cooling system to diagnose if in fact internal coolant leak and estimate repair. On the other hand if smoke has some bluish color to it and you notice the oil level in engine going down quite a bit and that you are having to add, where as you never had to add before this could be a problem with worn parts in engine, rings/valves/valve guides or seals,etc., and a good shop can also diagnose this by doing a leak down/compression test, again if just a little smoke could be something as simple as clogged/faulty PCV valve. Posted a couple links below that discuss/troubleshoot your issue and some recommended repairs that may be required. Good luck. I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button.

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see my comment above. thanks again


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