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It's not uncommon for some white smoke to be coming from the exhaust. It doesn't take much water to get it, and this can often come right from the fuel. If you are truly concerned about it do three things: 1) A compression test, and 2) A crackle test on the oil (put a few drops of oil on some tin foil, heat it, and if it crackles you have water in it), and 3) Send some oil away for testing (Mack-Boring will send you a test kit which you ship back to them, and a few days later you'll get a complete breakdown of all contaminants in your oil). Most often it tends to be some moisture in the fuel.
Does the white smoke go away after a while? Is it thick or thin? Does it change from thick to thin over time?
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
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