My 1992 Toyota corolla Asian model naturally aspirated 1.3 liter engine car won't start until 5th crank. Between every 3 second crank I will have to give 8 second rest. At 5th crank the engine starts without fail. Tail pipe produces lots of white smoke at that moment.
After about a minute no white smoke and the car runs without any hesitation. What I tested was, I checked the two tubes (air/vacuum) connected at spark distributor/ignitor body, only one has negative pressure and another tube has no pressure at all. Removing or plunging these tubes in any positions at any moment shows no difference at all at starting behavior or running behavior of the engine.
I'm keen that this area is what causing the trouble because the starting behavior shows slight difference after the distributor/ignitor unit changed many months ago, but now the condition appear worsened.
I want to have some understanding about the problem before taking it to a foremen to avoid being conned.