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1990 Lexus ES250 Black Smoke

My girlfriend was driving behind me on the way home from work this morning and told me that there was a lot of black smoke coming from my car. I couldn't really see it myself in the rear or sideview mirrors.

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  • djb112214 Feb 02, 2009

    I'll check it out and let you know. Thanks.


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The fuel ratio is rich. You are burning excess fuel. Change the air filter to see if that works. If not let me know and ill give you some more info

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  • James Bradburn
    James Bradburn Feb 02, 2009

    Black smoke= Fuel to air ratio is rich.
    White smoke= Burning antifreeze in the cyl.
    Blue smoke= Burning oil.


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