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Hi all, This may be normal but am unsure. I have a 147 Selespeed 2.0ts on a 2001 plate. When I start up my car and go for a drive, there seems to be excess smoke from the exhaust until the car is fully warmed up. The smoke is the white condensation/steam type. Also, the cars temperateure seems to alter alot from about 70 - 90 degrees, it never seems to settle, is this normal or do you think i need a new thermostat?
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mine does the same with the exhaust suspect it condensation/steam .As for temperature problems I think you have a thermostat problem changed mine during summer engine temp is rock steady at 90 .
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Used the car for a change to take my son to school this morning (was freezing & we were late), could hardly see when reversing off the drive because of the 'clouds' - I wouldn't worry unless you are losing coolant

Temp does sound like a new stat though or could be the sender
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You do need a new stat.

If the smoke is white its just condensation.

It its black its fuel and if it's blue it's oil.
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Please check your coolant level.
If that is ok, it probably is just condensation and yes you do need a new thermostat.
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