well white smoke is normal because its under 0 degre here but black smoke isnt normal I guessThat may be quite a problem. Black smoke is unburned fuel, white smoke can be water in the combustion chamber - possibly cracked block. Get feedback from the whiz kids on the KIA engine.
It's true, I don't have a lot of cold weather experience, it's colder in Kannadah than California, but how long has your car been doing this? Something sudden? In your gas in Kannadah, do you have those so called "oxygenates" or winter blends or something like that?Not as black as a diesel and its not opaque but it smell like utter shit.
Kind of a smell of electrical wiring burning . The black smoke comes out whenever the car has been sitting for an extended period of time (8 hours+), it doesn't matter if its morning or not.
I hope its not valve seal leak.
Just an idea... what grade of petrol do you use?I agree with plp. But I forgot to mention with my car and maybe something is wrong but it isn't throwing any codes so idk but, Mine sounds like it misses when its a cold start like pop pop then raises the idle and clears for a second and repeats this several times.
Cars do not feel wind chillNote, you should see these cars when you start them with -30F and wind chill plus.
So have her to start the car and see the smoke. I bet it is just fine.Well its my girlfriend who told me that there was black smoke on startup so I dont know for how long.
Just yesterday someone on FB posted a video of their car on a cold start, easily being able to hear the misfires out the exhaust. Totally normal, my car has always done it.I agree with plp. But I forgot to mention with my car and maybe something is wrong but it isn't throwing any codes so idk but, Mine sounds like it misses when its a cold start like pop pop then raises the idle and clears for a second and repeats this several times. I don't even want to listen to it anymore so I just start it and go back inside. So I'm just saying with these new cars they are not perfect they will do some random stuff and IMO they will never be perfect.
Note, you should see these cars when you start them with -30F and wind chill plus. The car gets all sorts of pissed. But mine has been great and hasn't had any codes despite the weird engine quirks. Sorry to be a bit off topic but it happened... Peace.
Never had this happen... clutch would not make any difference, except a bit of engine speed drop and the "crawling" in neutral...The car was gonna stall if I took my foot of the clutch. Had to hold it for about 15 secs.
These things hate the cold.
That is bizarre, I agree.And cars don't feel windchill? I would argue that till death. Whether its my arrogance or ignorance I fully believe that windchill effects cars start up. Example: I lived on a lake west wind would come off there all sorts strong. If my truck was facing anywhere near the lake and a windy cold day it would be a lot harder to turn over vs me parking the nose by a wind break like the side of the garage.
CrazyFritter;43697However PLP I will ask you why would windchill not affect a vehicle cold start temp? Or is it that ambient temp is it said:Windchill is something that deals with humidity, wind speed, and ambient temperature. I do not remember the exact equation, I took the courses a while ago. But the idea is that the human body (any living creature, for that matter) will "feel" the ambient temperature slightly different depending on the 3 conditions I just listed. There is also a term of a cold/wet globe, or wet thermometer. It is a similar idea, a bit simpler, and serves a different purpose, yet in very simplified way may tell you how cold it feels.
So in short.
Your body will feel cooler when you have air moving around it, right? Now, the colder the air the colder it will feel. The faster the wind, the colder it feels. Add moist air on cold day and it will feel even colder. Moving air cools down your skin. Moist air will transfer the heat even faster (on cold days). On hot days, I mean, very hot, moist air will cause you to sweat sooner and feel hotter (this one is a bit confusing, though).
However, your car reaches temperature of the ambient air. It does not care if air is steady or moving very fast. It cares, however, on humidity as very humid air may mess up with ignition system and cause problems with firing up. Yet, it is not related to the wind chill.
And why? Because it is not warm. It is a piece of metal/plastic that reaches ambient temperature.
Sure, it will take more time to warm up the engine when facing the wind vs no wind, but this is related to the fact how quickly the heat is being dissipated to the air.
Another way of looking on it is a thermometer. On a windy day - keep it exposed to wind. Note the temperature. Then, put some buffers that will stop or at least slow down the wind and not the temperature. It will be exactly same.
Sorry to hijack your thread. Anyways depending on what brand of gas you use could matter too. I used mobile gas and my car was not the same car anymore and fuel economy dropped by about 3mpg. I can back that up too because my mother has an optima and was using murphy gas and she switched to quick trip gas (toptier) and her mpg improved by about 4mpg.I was using 91 until my last refuel. Now I'm using standard 87
You are not hijacking anythingSorry to hijack your thread. Anyways depending on what brand of gas you use could matter too. I used mobile gas and my car was not the same car anymore and fuel economy dropped by about 3mpg. I can back that up too because my mother has an optima and was using murphy gas and she switched to quick trip gas (toptier) and her mpg improved by about 4mpg.