Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2000 14:31:35 +0100
From: J <>
Subject: Re: Hard Starting 900T

The white smoke is water steam, could be due to a blown head gasket. I assume that you (or the garage) have examined spark plugs and ignition circuit. Rough running indicates that one or more cylinders are not firing. Incidentally, expect 3-4 years life from the battery. Johannes Scott McFarland wrote: > > My '92 900T has started to be problematic at start-up. When I first start > it, it cranks over real strong, and sounds like it isn't getting any gas. > This can take up to 15 secs. Then it roars to life, rough-idles at about > 1,500rpm, then dies. All the while belching a whiteish-blue smoke. The > second time starting, usually isn't so painful. The smoke smells like a mix > of gas and paint thinner. I took it to a local place, and they said that > the starter and alternator were good, but the battery was weak, so I put a > new one in today. No better. > > Any help would be greatly appreciated. > > Regards, > Scott McFarland

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