When i start my van in the mornig, in cold weather, i can see that blue smoke blow for a few second and then become normal, i purchase last year and last owner change the timing belt from Honda Dealer at 138k now is 160k on it, in summer time no visible smoke, this will happen only cold weather, please let me know what is the best way to fix, Thanks
May be just the cold weather and condensation..if it goes away thats ok i think,, if it stays thats bad.... most cars show some type of smoke or something when they are cold....mine does .. and its fine... make sure its not pure thick blue smoke., for long periods.... that means ur burning oil...make sure to check ur oil and dont ever over fill it ....
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Don't worry about the smoke when your car starts it will mostly happen in cold mornings but as car heats up it should be gone its just cause the car has to heat up to a certain tempeture. Hope it helps.
Cold weather right? Dripping is the water condensing from the exhaust gases. The "smoke" is more than likely water vapor, just like your breath in cold weather. If you have smoke (black) in warmer weather, you have an excess fuel problem and won't pass emmision tests. If blue smoke you have oil leaks into the coubustion chamber. Also will not pass emmisions test.
Blue smoke is usually an indication of oil burning. If you see blue smoke and hear a loud sound it could be a few things. The biggest being you have a hole in your block. You could also have a leak in your exhaust and be burning oil. A quick trip to a local autoparts store should answer this question. Most employees are willing to lend an ear and have experience with cars.
I recomend you dont take the car on anything other than short trips untill your problem is found and solved.
A Honda is always worth servicing. The only time that you need to change the timing belt is if it breaks or the vehicle is almost at 200,000 miles on it. The blue smoke is a little worry some. But Honda's run forever and I feel like you should keep it
The owner's manual offers these tips on starting in cold weather. First, do not touch the gas pedal and crank the engine for no longer than 15 seconds. If no start, hold the gas pedal halfway down and crank for no longer than 15 seconds. If no start, hold gas pedal all the way down and crank for 15 seconds. If no start, hold gas pedal halfway down and crank for 15 seconds. During any one of the start attempts with the gas pedal part/all the way down, if the engine should start, slowly release the pedal so the engine will not race. Remember that fuel does not atomize as easily in cold weather and can be a problem.