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Old 09-14-2009, 11:58 AM   #1
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black stuff on exhaust

i was cleaning car and there is this black sut on my groud effects(the metal piece surrounding exhaust) the car is not blowing out black smoke its just this black residue that ends up there, is this something i should be worrying about please let me know thanks
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:22 PM   #2
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Seems to be pretty normal for me. Are your exhaust tips black as well? Might be running a bit rich. Any mods done to your car?
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:23 PM   #3
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yea there black
my boy danny just told me its cuz our cars run rich
but no i havnt done any mods
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:55 PM   #4
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Mine produces a lot of soot also! The tips on my Silverado are white gray. I wonder how many others are running rich?
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:39 PM   #5
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i dunno but how do we stop it lol and is that bad for the car?
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:15 AM   #6
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mine does this as well, thought it was normal but im guessing not. Can i bring it to the dealer for this
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:33 AM   #7
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from whati understand it is normal, but i did bring to dealer they said its n ormal
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:50 AM   #8
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Combustion engines equals soot. Not trying to be an a hole.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:14 AM   #9
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Combustion engines equals soot. Not trying to be an a hole.
I have had lots of V8s including three performance machines and none of them have burned this dirty! Not trying to be an a..hole.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:54 AM   #10
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I have had lots of V8s including three performance machines and none of them have burned this dirty! Not trying to be an a..hole.
Perhaps those you've owned are running "right" or a little lean? It's no big deal for black "soot" to be at the exhaust tips. I read someone had posted these engines run a little rich. I'd rather have them run rich than lean, which is bad for the valves.
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:28 PM   #11
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Perhaps those you've owned are running "right" or a little lean? It's no big deal for black "soot" to be at the exhaust tips. I read someone had posted these engines run a little rich. I'd rather have them run rich than lean, which is bad for the valves.
PsyDoc, I think you are right, I have ran diagnostics and all seems to be correct. Thanks
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:02 AM   #12
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Any time you look on these threads about people getting custom tunes, they pretty much all say that the stock tune runs rich. That doesn't help the sooty situation at all.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:45 AM   #13
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Mine ran rich when I got it also. I cleaned everything up and then put the Diablo 93 octane tune on the stock engine. I've only put a hundred miles or so since the tune so I don't know if it's helped. I'll report back when I know something.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:49 AM   #14
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Could it be from the tires, "tire dust"?
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Old 10-04-2009, 05:38 PM   #15
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I have only had my car for less than a week but I have been in Vegas for several days. After returning home I first loved on my little princess but I then had to take the car for a spin. After a 20 minute quickie I noticed several tablespoons of black fluid under the tailpipes. It has been raining here so the road had some wet spots. Long story short it looks like quite a bit of soot since the interior of the pipes are solid black. Yes, I know gas engine and rich mix it is normal. Just thought I would share in case others experience it.
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:16 PM   #16
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I have had lots of V8s including three performance machines and none of them have burned this dirty! Not trying to be an a..hole.
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Try the Shell "V" power. Helped mine alot.
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:07 AM   #18
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:16 AM   #19
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Mine runs really rich too using Shell 93 from day 1.

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