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Old 05-08-2001, 02:01 AM
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I just got my new Eisenmann exhaust installed on my C220 today and after two seven mile trips, I noticed smoke each time coming out of the tips when I parked it. Is this typical for all new exhausts? Will it pass? It smells awful.
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Old 05-08-2001, 11:23 AM
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It's just because it's new. It will stop after a few days. New exhausts have anti corrosives on and in them that burn off when they are put into use.
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Old 05-08-2001, 11:24 AM
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I have had several aftermarket exhaust systems installed in a variety of cars, and most of them had done the same thing.
The internal/external coatings begin to "cure", or "burn-in" with the heat, and unfortunately, some of the by-products can be pretty noxious! I actually caused the lady in the drive-through window to pass out when she got a whiff of the newly-installed exhaust!

About a week of around-town driving, and the smoke should dissipate.
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Old 05-08-2001, 11:37 AM
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My SuperSprint came with instrructions that said this will happen for about the first 100 miles or so. It been about that now and its dying down a little. Now sometimes in the morning when I leave the car idling it looks pretty cool with the white wisp of smoke coming out.
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Old 05-08-2001, 03:41 PM
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The internal/external coatings begin to "cure", or "burn-in" with the heat
And if you had installed the muffler on a C class diesel it even might "burn-out" after you (disab)use the car during a 1000km+ trip which really is visible...



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