Question about 2003 Toyota Camry
If it is puffing out dark/black smoke when you first start the vehicle then it would be associated with carbon build up. It will be caused by either oil in the combustion chamber or a fuel related issue. To tell you which one is the cause I will need more information about the problem, may be any helpful repair/maintenance history. If its related to the fuel it could be a poor spark, bad fuel, timing, bad air filter, ans so on. If its oil, it could be a piston ring, valve seal, or poor oil condition.
Posted on May 31, 2009
Since you have specified that it blows of black smoke it should be a diesel version engine.all diesel engines emit black smoke while it is started, due to the fact that the carbon particles staying in the silencers are blown out initially.but if you think that the smoke is too much, then try cleaning up the filters and the silencers as well as retune your engine to optimal settings.generally diesal engines should be used regularly failing to which increase in maintainence costs occur.. hope your problem is tackled. thanks for using fixya!. please dont forget to rate my solution.
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