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Today I went out and started my car while I cleared the snow off of it. As I started it my bf said there was blue smoke coming from my exhaust. After a few seconds it cleared. Wtf. Anyone else have this issue. Normally no one is ever behind my car when I start it so I don’t even know for how long that’s been happening
 

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How many miles on your car? Have you had to or needed to add oil between oil changes? You mention you were cleaning the snow off so I would guess temps were low... could it be what he saw wasn't actually "blue" but just warm exhaust in cold temps?

In the past I've heard of that when I valve seal is going or is bad that it's possible to see some (oil) smoke on startup but goes away after the car warms up due to the seal heating up and expanding.
 

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I’m under 20k miles. I haven’t had to add oil between changes. It was about 35 degrees out. Guess it’s possible. I’ll have to start it up over the next few days then go back there and take a look. I’m due for an oil change soon, I’ll bring it up to them. Was just wondering if anyone else has seen this. I know they say it could be seals going bad or a leak somewhere ??‍♀
 

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I owned 2 SAABs which as you know are all turbos, and SAAB was probably the best at making turbos...their direct ignition systems weren’t so great... At any rate...Blue smoke often meant seal issues, PCV issue, or too much oil in crankcase.
 
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