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Located in NY, the temp is around 25 degrees. It seem to be an excessive amount, normally the car will smoke a bit, but this was leaving white smoke clouds, down the street.
Thanks for the information, does this type of problem normally happen without the computer realizing there is a problem? Also, is it possible I have a much bigger problem on my hands? Any other recommendations, maybe I should check the car out for other signs to help diagnosis?
FYI, this car is only driven about 5k miles per year and a typical day it is driven between 3 and 4 miles total (train and home). Also, the last time I used was friday night and it sat all weekend, also just filled up the car with gas.
Thanks, I'm accepting your answer. I might have one other question later, if that is ok, when I get home tonight?
OK, so I took a few observations:
1- the car was smoking when I got home last night and started.
2- when I drove home, it seemed better than it was that morning.
3- No issues with the car missing or running funny.
4- when I got home, after 1.5 miles, it seem like less smoke was coming out but still smells
5- check the oil cap and no vacuum
6- this morning still not a lot of smoke, and seems to smell much less than yest
Could the car has gotten bad gas (just filled it before this issue) in the lines?
Is there a way to treat a clogged line(btw, I alway use super, which I thought would help with these issues), without a part replacement?
Do you think I should take a long ride to help clean it out?
If it stays as is, should I still have it checked out?
- This definitely does not sound like a fuel-related problem, but if you want to be sure, it can't hurt to add a bottle of dry gas.
- For this particular problem that I'm speculating, different types of fuels won't affect it either way.
- It's possible, but in most of these cases that I've seen where the PCV system is restricted, it's best to just replace the hose, especially considering that you don't find any vacuum under the oil cap.