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Black smoke arrives
In message <Pine.LNX.3.95.980216093827.10539Aemail@example.com> Preston Brown writes:
> After she got to work this morning, my fiancee called me at home to report
> that our 86 5KCST had been blowing "a lot of black smoke" out of it's
> tailpipe on the highway. She said it wasn't constant; it came in bursts.
> She also said it wasn't a problem at lower speeds.
> The poor audi has been quite expensive to maintain over the last 2 years,
> but until this point it has had no engine trouble. The odometer is at
> 130K. Does anyone have ideas about what the problem might be (I assume it
> involves burning oil) and if so, is it going to be feasible to fix from an
> economic point of view, or should I start looking for another car?
BLACK smoke? Usually extreme over-enrichment. Might simply be that the
mixture screw has been turned by someone a bit over-enthusiastically.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club