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post #1 of 7 Old 03-12-2013, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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'07 F430 Exhaust Smoke / Water Dripping?!?!?

Recently purchased a 07 F430 and absolutely love it. However, I just recently noticed the other day that occasionally on a start-up (not the first for the day, but a subsequent one) I have what appears to be white smoke coming out of the exhaust along with some dripping water.

Also, it seems like the idle is a little rougher (i.e. slightly louder and with additional vibration in cabin). Of course, I could be imagining it since I've only had it a week and don't have much of a baseline to compare.

Here are some pictures of the exhaust when this occurs.

Any thoughts? Is this something to be concerned with?
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Ari- It is just water condensation and not an issue. As soon as the exhaust gets fully warm, it will go away.

Funny thing is, I do not get it here in New Mexico. Little humidity.

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As Terry says, condensation burning off..normal for this time of year, in this region. The rough running and loud volume when cold could be a perception thing as well. The engine does run a special camshaft timing and extra rich fuel mixture to help warm the catalysts up quickly.


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Thank you both. Much appreciated.
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Josh- Affimrative, and exhausts sound different coming from hot vs cold pipes. Much like the tone changes on a faucet as the water heats up.

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That happens every time I start from cold.
Of course, where I live humidity is 100% all the time.
No problems yet!
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-23-2013, 11:33 AM
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Which exhaust are those? I have the stock ones that tend to turn black very easily. These look much better and cleaner. Was this an option or are those after market?
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