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Old 02-28-2008, 09:51 PM
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Location: Lancaster, CA
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Fuel Mix

I know that the winter/summer voodoo that goes on with the diesel here has some major effects on smoke. Today I floored my 99 E300 Turbodiesel. Usually this will produce a nice puff of dark black smoke. The smoke was just a grey haze. I was pulling up on a diesel pickup at the time and they tried to "smoke me out" so to speak since they were driving a diesel and everyone here is so aggressive on the road. Long story short, where they would usually leave a dark screen of smoke, they left a little grey unimpressive puff. It's possible that some of the junk that the refineries here are starting to clog the trap oxidizers as well, but you're car doesn't have one does it?
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