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.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.
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