I didn't get to see the orginal post, but the symptom in the subject line is
exactly something that I live with everyday on my 300SDL.
Smokes like crazy (whitish/grayish/blueish....) and idles very rough for
about 5 minutes or until I drive to the end of the block. Then...no smoke
and smooth idle.
I've spent a fools fortune having my mechanic go over this problem.
Including the 'compression test'.
Found all cylinders to be well above 'acceptable limits'. I don't know what
that is, but he told me that they were all above 415 something. EXCEPT for
#3, which was 395 something (something = PSI?)
I don't know if those numbers are good or bad.
I'm bothered that I've got one cylinder being a non-conformist, but the car
I've checked the oil and it shows no sign of having water in it, and checked
the coolant as much as I can in the resevoir, and see no signs of oil.
No bizaare overheating problems either.
Any other ideas?
Kevin L. Bray
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