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Should there be this much soot in the tailpipe of an engine with less than 5600 miles on it ? Seems a little bit too much.:surprise: The other car I checked had very little soot and has almost 50,000 miles on it. That engine is EFI not GDI.
 

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Should there be this much soot in the tailpipe of an engine with less than 5600 miles on it ? Seems a little bit too much.:surprise: The other car I checked had very little soot and has almost 50,000 miles on it. That engine is EFI not GDI.
It's running rich.


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Been doing some research. Looks to be normal for the GDI and other direct injection engines. Will keep an eye on it. We use top tier gasoline. Thanks for your input.
 

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Been doing some research. Looks to be normal for the GDI and other direct injection engines. Will keep an eye on it. We use top tier gasoline. Thanks for your input.
You said your engine was NOT GDI.

What's the truth?
Also, are you in northeast US, Canada, Australia??
 

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Some dry soot is OK for GDI, oily soot no.
The last few times I've bought used cars one of the things I check is the tailpipe.
An oily pipe typically means the engine is an oil burner.
A bad case will have deposits on the bumper and valance around the pipe.
I have this habit of looking over other cars when walking through a parking lot, walking the dog etc.
I see an abundance of Euro luxury cars and Subarus with dirty pipes.
My previous Toyota Matrix had a totally clean pipe, bare metal on the inside and no oil consumption.
 

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More soot . Wiped fingers inside tail pipe . I'd expect this from a diesel . That's why the SMOG is a 3 on the window sticker .
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