So we decided to drive the the beach. Traffic was horrible! so many snow birds it wasn't funny.
Anyways, I was doing a lot of idling and a lot of first gear under 1500 RPM. It was about 40 minutes of that on the way there -- no smoke.
On the way back I was idling/low rpm driving for about 5 minutes. Not paying attention I almost clunked it out. The battery light came on but it didn't stall as i depressed clutch right away. It wasn't too violent either.
Anyways, shortly (10-15 seconds) after this incident (wife laughed at me) I noticed smoke out the back end. gave it some gas and more smoke (light in color gray).
I was able to go in second and gave it some nice gas and got a small smoke screen going. It did this for not too long. Turned onto the bridge, shifted at 3k each time and got in 3rd gave some more gas and the smoking stopped.
After the bridge I hit 3 more stop and go as well as 2 long red lights. -- no smoke.
I've done this almost stall it out before. (backing up on an incline didn't go well) We survived without stalling but shortly after noticed smoke.
I've had it idle for 10 minutes with no smoke so I'm not sure what cause it.
I think it might be related to a rich condition caused by almost stalling (the battery light came on as my rpm dropped to near zero)
** Side notes ***
never smoking issues before
mods are in sig - I have my cats too
I'm thinking about just moving to heavier weight to avoid any issues, is this a good idea!?