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smellybeard
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PostSubject: Sooty exhaust   Sooty exhaust I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 24, 2020 11:43 am

The inside of my tailpipe is a bit sooty for a modern, fuel injected engine with a cat. I've pulled the plugs out and I've seen cleaner. The centre insulator and electrode is fine but around the bottom edge of the metal skirt is a bit black too.

Looking through the history, the plugs and air filter ere changed at 40,000 miles - 5,000 miles ago.
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PostSubject: Re: Sooty exhaust   Sooty exhaust I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 24, 2020 5:37 pm

Sooty looking exhaust pipes became more evident when they removed the lead from the gasoline, everything I run is that way from my newer Subaru to my old I-H 140 tractor, yes the S'Wing too.
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smellybeard
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PostSubject: Re: Sooty exhaust   Sooty exhaust I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 24, 2020 6:49 pm

Sooty looking exhaust disappeared when cats came along and that was when lead disappeared. This is not quite BSA or JAP sooty but it's a lot dirtier than the inside of my mother's Mazda tailpipe which is the same vintage as my Silver Wing.

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The Bern
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PostSubject: Re: Sooty exhaust   Sooty exhaust I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 25, 2020 5:35 am

Are you burning any oil bud ?
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Meldrew
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PostSubject: Re: Sooty exhaust   Sooty exhaust I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 25, 2020 6:13 am

He's in Ireland bud, he's probably burning peat ( or as they say turf) that's a wee bit damp! 😷
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smellybeard
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PostSubject: Re: Sooty exhaust   Sooty exhaust I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 25, 2020 6:43 am

No, she's burning neither turf nor oil.
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