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Old 15th September 2007, 11:13   #1
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Exclamation Smoke from brand new Fiesta

On the first day of driving my brand new Fiesta 1.4 ZXi Petrol (in very heavy rain) I noticed smoke coming from the hood. This happened for a short distance (about 100 mts). I stopped and started the car again and the problem "went away". From the inside, everything seemed normal. I did not smell anything odd.

Was it something due to the heavy rain? Is there something I can check to see if everything is fine?
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Old 15th September 2007, 11:25   #2
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At times Smoke does come out - little bit from the bonet or AC Vents ( Its not smoke really ) - this happens in very heay rains.

I am not a technical person so cannot explain why ( BUT it does happen ), maybe some one here would be able to explain you the exact reason of this SMOKE ..
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Hi! This is normal I guess. The smoke you're talking about is white right? If yes, its just the rainwater touching the radiator when it's hot, so nothing to worry about.

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Old 15th September 2007, 11:51   #4
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Actually, its not the smoke but water droplets evaporating on the hot bonnet. Try this phenomenon any day when you get back home after a drive by spraying water on the bonnet. You can see the water vapour!

I had experienced this many times!
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Yes, very true Absar.... water droplets go over a hot engine and it evapoartes rapidly, nothing else.
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Could also be 'steam' formed with water spraying on to the hot exhaust piping in way of the engine bay.
The fact that there was no odd smell only reinforces the guess that it was all steam/water vapour.
Nothing to worry about.
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The workshops use oil to shine up the engine bay ( new car as well as during service ). When the engine gets hot it burns/vapourizes that oil which is seen emanating from under the hood.
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The workshops use oil to shine up the engine bay ( new car as well as during service ). When the engine gets hot it burns/vapourizes that oil which is seen emanating from under the hood.
No workshop worth its salt would do this. definitely not a A.S.S. with a new car - never.
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a) it can be water spilling on to hot engine parts,pipes, radiator etc
b) can be the diesel which the service guy sprayed evaporating
c) ac condensation will show up inside the cabin not outside

If you dont find any burning smell, ignore for now.
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must be water vapor and you may have observed it at low speeds. At higher speeds you wont be able to observe it because of the wind.
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No workshop worth its salt would do this. definitely not a A.S.S. with a new car - never.
Spraying diesel on to the engine is a common practice at most A.S.Ss.
I have seen them do it at Mahindra as well as Maruto A.S.Ss.
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