The smoke is the James Bond smoke screen benefit that all of us older diesel owners enjoy. While on the freeway, there was a convertible Mustang full of young girls that I noticed in my rear view mirror. The driver was weaving in and out wrecklessly. She looked barely old enough to be driving. I watched them and unfortunately for them, they got stuck behind me. I was in my '85 300D and I slowed to about 55-60 mph. Suddenly I floored it and out came the smoke screen. After the smoke cleared somewhat, they went around me and as they passed I could still see them waving their hands back and forth in front of their faces to dissipate some of the smoke. Needless to say, all the other drivers who were annoyed with them were laughing as well as I.
84 500SEL EURO 87K
85 300D 267K (and still goin' strong)