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What does white smoke mean when it comes from the air filter?

Customer Question

What does white smoke mean when it comes from the air filter?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 7 years ago.
Does the engine run and idle normally when this white smoke comes out or does the engine try to start and backfire, is there a popping noise?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
the car idles and starts normal.... When i drive it, pushing the pedal slowly it runs fine until it hits 30mph+ and when i accelerate quick it starts to hesitate, turns off and blows the white smoke out the air filter... i have an aftermarket cold air intake system....
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 7 years ago.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX more question, is the check engine light on or does it come on and go back off? Also check the air filter to make sure it's not clogged with debris. Try removing the filter and see if it still does this.