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My car starts in a morning but it smokes like its choked up any suggestions

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When was last "healthy" tune up? Plugs, Wires, all fluids and filters (especially fuel filter) I'd start there and run a good fuel system cleaner through it.

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It sounds like a automatic choke problem, thermastac all to do with it , when a auto choke comes on and don't go off you normally get smoke from the exhaust and drinks a lot of fuel , but a good cheap tip go to your local kwik fit garage on a Saturday morning and ask a fitter if thay can look at it for you for a drink ie a few £ in cash good luck colin

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