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Yes it is normal for modern vehicles to pour several cupfuls or a trickle of water out the tail pipe until the engine, exhaust and catalytic converter are warm enough to turn the liquid water to water vapor or steam. This usually take several minutes and in that time the water can pool in the rear of the exhaust where it will pour out the tail pipe upon acceleration.
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the smoke or steam come out of tail pipe. I never noticed it before I live in Portland and it is very cold and rainy here. Have you hear4d of this happening to cars that sit alot. 1 of my keys was stollen when car was new. Could someone have done something to car??
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I let it idle for acople monutes yesterday then the steam started. Do you think its okey tu take for freeway drive. no engone or warning lights on
Okey Will it be just as good to let it idle for 10 minutes? Also do you think I need to change oil that was changed 2000 and 1 year ago today. My manual says I can wait 2 years if car is barley driven, Thanks for your help. If something is wroncould make it worse. . Its hard for me to beleave that something is wrong with car unless some one got in and messed with it. A key was stollen a few years ago
I would run it on a high idle. The idle speed does not work the engine very hard so not much heat is produced. Driving it would be better.
I WOULD change the oil at least every year regardless of mileage, short trips cause a lot of acid buildup in the oil so it is best to get it out by replacing the oil and it gives a technician a chance to get under it for a good inspection of all the moving parts. A trained eye can spot a problem before it becomes major.
I doubt you have anything wrong with your car, run it for a while and drive it if possible then see what happens with the condensation. Have the oil changed and ask that they look the vehicle over for any needed service at that time.
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