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If the water is not too dark, there is nothing wrong with the car. It is quite normal for water to come out of the car exhaust as this shows that the compression of the engine is still very intact and there is not fault with the engine.
The water coming out is then black because of the carbon molecules that are being combusted or used up during the running of the engine.
In summary, your engine bringing out black water is only a sign to show that the engine is still in very good shape.
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