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I have have a 2008 Black SE that I owned for close to a year. My mother bought it new in 2007, It has 51,342 miles on it. Well the only people who have drove the car is my 60yo mother who is a school teacher, And me and my 80yo grandfather who drives it to go walk at the mall and grocery shop. Well Today I was driving it, And this mini van was about to cut me off, So I hit the gas and it got up to 60mph from 40 pretty quick but I saw white smoke I mean huge white smoke (not Blue) I have had oil burners in the past like my old chevy S10 and this was not oil. Kinda smelled like burning gas. I know it has low miles, But it couldn't be carbed up that bad. That was the first time I was embarrassed by that car LOL, I know it can't be anything serious because the engine did not miss a beat, And the engine has no miles on it, I don't consider 50,000 miles broke in yet. Does the 2.0 get carbed up easy?
 

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Have you checked the coolant level? Was the car pretty warm or still cool at the time?
 

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Right conditions it could just be condensation (weather/exh. temp).

Oil level high can REALLY do it with sudden accel/turn.
 

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It was not hot and the coolant level has always been the same, I flushed the radiator not long after I got it and put new coolant in it at the start of winter. And the oil level is normal, I changed the oil myself 2 weeks ago, Burning oil and coolant have a very distinctive and noticeable smell, And the trans fluid is normal so the TCM if this car has one should be ok. It must be bad carb build up, And my Grandfather insists on using that crappy Kroger gasoline, Everyone says it comes from the same place as other gas, That might be so, But Kroger gas is different, I had a 1993 Ford Escort LX, 1995 Eclipse GST and a 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass And a 1985 Chevy S10 and a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero, And a 2006 Chevy Aveo, All run like crap when the Kroger gas was put in it. I tried to tell my Grandfather over and over again, But he thinks it is all the same, And since he can't hear the valve chatter to him there is no problem, My grandfather is one of those guys that has to have serious confirmation before he believes something, Maybe this will explain it better he used to be a cop, LOL, So things can only happen one way or not at all. Anyway it is free gas since he buys it, But I would not put Kroger gas in a Yugo even if I was out of gas and stranded with the guy from the movie hitchhiker after me. Ok maybe if the guy from hitchhiker was after me, But never in a regular situation.
 

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This stinks! If it does end up being the Transmission vacuum control module causing fluid to go in the exhaust, It will be very expensive, I am not sure I can do it myself if you have to remove the cat converter just to get to it, My dad had a Transmission vacuum control module go bad in his 1994 Ford Ranger, that acted the same way. And here is the thing, The warranty on my Focus just ran out 4 months ago LOL, Typical hu?
 

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Well, you're not giving enough info. to guess if it was a meaningless cloud of water vapor (recently started vs. warmed up, weather conditions).

Car doesn't even HAVE a "Transmission vacuum control module".

No, it doesn't get "carbed up" easy.

Can't be oil, but you think it's trans oil from a unit that isn't there....

Try the General Tech section for guesses if it isn't running right, this area is a "hello" section that doesn't get much traffic for mechanical questions.
 

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Well, you're not giving enough info. to guess if it was a meaningless cloud of water vapor (recently started vs. warmed up, weather conditions).

Car doesn't even HAVE a "Transmission vacuum control module".

No, it doesn't get "carbed up" easy.

Can't be oil, but you think it's trans oil from a unit that isn't there....

Try the General Tech section for guesses if it isn't running right, this area is a "hello" section that doesn't get much traffic for mechanical questions.
You can't be serious! I suppose you think you are smarter than you really are! Yes the 2007-2011 2.0 Focus Has a Transmission Module that can go bad just like in the older Ford Rangers! WOW! what welcome! F___ This place! I can see it is a bunch of self serving idiots!
 

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This stinks! If it does end up being the Transmission vacuum control module causing fluid to go in the exhaust, It will be very expensive, I am not sure I can do it myself if you have to remove the cat converter just to get to it, My dad had a Transmission vacuum control module go bad in his 1994 Ford Ranger, that acted the same way. And here is the thing, The warranty on my Focus just ran out 4 months ago LOL, Typical hu?
Here's your quote.

It doesn't add up to me, but you obviously know better.

Try asking again in a section where more eyes will see it as I suggested earlier.
 

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You can't be serious! I suppose you think you are smarter than you really are! Yes the 2007-2011 2.0 Focus Has a Transmission Module that can go bad just like in the older Ford Rangers! WOW! what welcome! F___ This place! I can see it is a bunch of self serving idiots!
Yikes, no need to jump the gun here. I think you'll find most everyone on this forum very knowledgeable and helpful.
 
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