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      01-22-2018, 10:21 AM   #1
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Smoke (or steam) or steam coming out of Right grille after driving

Does anyone have this same thing immediately after parking your car. Very thin smoke or steam coming out of that right kidney. My car has always had this, probably from day1. Mind you I got my car at 11K mi and it's now at about 77K mi. I've always seen this when it's like foggy out or the weather is perfect that you can see your breath, on rainy days or during cold weather season.

If it helps, it smells "engine-y" if you know what I mean. Could it be related to a seeping OFHG? Just checked mine and it does look like that pic on this thread:

I'll have to clean it first and watch out. If anything, I don't lose/burn oil and seems like the engine bay Area looks clean for the most part.

Thank you.
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      01-26-2018, 01:38 PM   #2
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I'd say oil leak, loose oil cap, or loose expansion tank cap. OFHG is likely, too. Mine's got a seepage now. Ughh...
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      01-27-2018, 01:03 PM   #3
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