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Hey, my wife’s 19 Escape with the 1.5 is blowing smoke on start up. It’s not doing it consistently and of course not when I take it to the dealer either but I have plenty of video footage from my Ring cams. I’m thinking the turbo is on its way out even though the useless dealer is saying otherwise. Anybody else have this issue? It’s a dealer maintained vehicle as well and spent 2 months of it’s life at the dealer for a CEL they couldn’t stop from coming on. (Replaced every sensor on it) I’m wondering if there was an underlying issue right off the bat.
 

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I would start with the easy items first. Oil and filter change with high quality oil, like Mobile 1 full synthetic. Make sure to use the correct weight. Next, have the PCV changed. Last, add a couple bottles of Techron fuel injection cleaner to the fuel tank for the next 3 fill ups. Give it some time and see if things improve.
 

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Hey, my wife’s 19 Escape with the 1.5 is blowing smoke on start up. It’s not doing it consistently and of course not when I take it to the dealer either but I have plenty of video footage from my Ring cams. I’m thinking the turbo is on its way out even though the useless dealer is saying otherwise. Anybody else have this issue? It’s a dealer maintained vehicle as well and spent 2 months of it’s life at the dealer for a CEL they couldn’t stop from coming on. (Replaced every sensor on it) I’m wondering if there was an underlying issue right off the bat.
My ‘17 started doing this early last year and by June it started leaking coolant into the cyclinders and needed a new engine…I got one CE light before it went completely.
 

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Bummer on the engine failure. I think you had a cylinder head gasket slowing failing. Once the vehicle was shut off when warm, some coolant would seep into the combustion camber overnight. This seepage would cause a misfire during the next startup in the morning and would clear up within a few miles.

Good call, maybe the poster is seeing burnt coolant (steam) from the exhaust pipe. He should check his coolant level before it is too late.

Thank you for the reply.
 

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Thanks guys. I checked coolant and it’s good. Usually burning coolant has a distinct smell and is a clean opaque color, the blume of smoke I’m seeing a a sky blue color, if I can figure out how to save the video from ring to my phone to here, I will.
 

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Hey, my wife’s 19 Escape with the 1.5 is blowing smoke on start up. It’s not doing it consistently and of course not when I take it to the dealer either but I have plenty of video footage from my Ring cams. I’m thinking the turbo is on its way out even though the useless dealer is saying otherwise. Anybody else have this issue? It’s a dealer maintained vehicle as well and spent 2 months of it’s life at the dealer for a CEL they couldn’t stop from coming on. (Replaced every sensor on it) I’m wondering if there was an underlying issue right off the bat.
Blowing smoke right after start up is often just burning condensation out of the system… Very noticeable living in a high humidity area. The only way to 'escape' this is by parking in a climate controlled garage.
Sorry for the pun

But also why they always recommend running a vehicle for enough time to get up to normal op temperature. It's like 15 minutes minimum

If you have a bad head/gasket, and trace amounts of coolant are leaking into your cylinders, this could be verified with a cylinder compression check. But usually you have to overheat the engine or something To have caused this
 
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