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Old 05-04-2009, 08:06 AM
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Smoke Spot on driveway each morning after startup

My 300D has begun leaving a dark black spot on the driveway each morning when I start her up. She is running fine.
It does seem to be a larger spot if I give it some gas when I crank it up.
Anybody have any idea about this one?
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:41 AM
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Normal. I have to back up in an alley way each morning real close to a garage door across the alley, my straight pipe has slowly made a big soot spot on their garage door from when I pull away.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:00 AM
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Dang.
Is there anything I can do about it?
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:01 AM
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Nope, normal.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:04 AM
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If I short cycle the glow plugs, or introduce more fuel when starting, (the being in a hurry start-up) my 300SD will leave a spray of black spots and a nice smoke spot. I tend to believe it is unburned fuel. The car does not smoke after a minute or so of running.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:22 AM
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Thanks Guy's.
I guess I will just put it on the ever growing list of things I will just learn to deal with.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:49 AM
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deal with, no embrace it
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:00 PM
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technical term

The technical term for this is "shart".
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