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2001 Lexus RX 300 Base 4dr SUV

2001 Lexus RX 300
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door SUV, Mid-Size Station Wgn
19 mpg city / 23 mpg hwy
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April 8, 2012, 2:49 pm

John R
 

Question: Fog like smoke smelling like gas

What does it mean when exhaust smells like gas & fog like smoke comes out of exhaust when starting after I have gone 50 mi or so & car sits for 2 hrs or even over night.


April 17, 2012, 9:57 pm

Ron W
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If it's white smoke, it may be coolant in the combustion chamber caused by a head or intake gasket leak. Over fueling is usually black smoke. And burning oil is bluie smoke.


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