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Old 12-02-2000, 10:33 PM
CJ CJ is offline
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I have two questions, but I just wanted to post them at the same time.
The car in question is a 1991 300D 2.5, with 175K and all the service is up to date and never done late.
1. I park the car in my garage and I smell a faint wiff of diesel fuel, if I bend down near the grill. The car does not have any leaks anywhere, and I did check very thoroughly from above and on a lift. Anythoughts?? It is not strong, but I was putting stuff on a shelf, in front of my car and when I bent down I smelled it.
2. My car puffs a little bit of blue-grey smoke at idle. If this was my race-car (1989 Mustang Lx 5.0, run's low 11's) I could definately say that it was oil being burned, but the car does not consume even a drop of motor oil. I think that it is just burning a tad too much diesel fuel. Since diesel fuel is essentially oil, could this be my answer?
Aside from that, the car is an absolute pleasure to drive.

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