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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by pure, Nov 24, 2003.

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    [Nov 24, 2003]
    Ive done 4000 miles in my s3 now, i know it is normal for a car to have "steam" comming from the exaust, esp on the cold mornings...but is it normal for the steam to be there even when ther car is hot, talking after 1 hour of motorway driving, pull up...and steam comes out the exaust.

    Is this normal? Am I just being paranoid? Smells very petrolly too.
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    [Nov 25, 2003]
    Well based on your description it sounds perfectly normal remember it may not be actual steam from the exhaust but steam created when the hot exhaust gasses hit the cold ambient air. So bearing that in mind you'll probably agree it's normal.
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    [Nov 25, 2003]
    yer course along with everyone else on the road /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif Only if its blue smoke would it be a problem indicating i belive oil being burnt .. but thats just iirc !

    Phil
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    [Nov 25, 2003]
    Remember its a Turbo charged car, so the exhaust gases operate at a much higher temperature, hence the steam from the exhaust. It sounds perfectly normal.
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    [Nov 25, 2003]
    The weather being colder now you will notice it more.
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    [Nov 25, 2003]
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    Pheedbak said:
    yer course along with everyone else on the road /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif Only if its blue smoke would it be a problem indicating i belive oil being burnt .. but thats just iirc !

    Phil

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    Correct pheedbak,

    Blue smoke = Oil
    White smoke = Fuel
    Black smoke = /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif you drive a diesel!
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    [Nov 25, 2003]
    cool, cheers for the replies /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
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