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DOCDRS
08-02-2006, 09:53 PM
Too much smoke on start up,

When i start my engine there is a considerable amount of smokeduring the first 30 secs of warm up. I have a 99 outback carbed engine. It has always done this although maybe a bit more now. Otherwise engine runs fine. New plugs make no difference. Just an annoyance . Maybe the auto choke is set too rich?. Any input welcome

Thanks Doug

08-02-2006, 10:06 PM
oh btw , its not oil smoking

zabooda
08-03-2006, 02:25 AM
My 98 does the same thing. It's unburned gas and it does it when the engine is cold. It's been that way since I bought it. A bit of an annoyance.

NH Moomba
08-03-2006, 07:45 AM
If the smoke has a blue tint to it then it is probably worn valve seals which let some oil seep through when the engine sits for a while. They are fairly easy to replace if you are handy.

DOCDRS
08-03-2006, 06:19 PM
The smoke is black white, its unburnt gas, i have no oil loss. i'm just thinking it is a little excessive.
thanks for input