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I have a 1997 model Toyota 4runner SR5, which I bought within the last three weeks at 230,000 mile but the fuel consumption is excessive and had been bringing out black smoke from the exhaust pipe

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  • ayoipinmoye Oct 04, 2010

    what about black smoke on starting the engine? and then is the odometer calibrated in miles or kilometers? Thanks a lot

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Black smoke when driving.(not slowing down)is an indication that the rings are shot.(engine rebuild)exhaust will smell of oil.black smoke on deceleration indicates valves stems worn.(head rebuild)

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  • geoff hunter Oct 04, 2010

    on starting the engine its valves.......

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