[Vwdiesel] Smoke rings from tail pipe?

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Mon Feb 7 11:35:06 EST 2005

"Smith, Michael" wrote:
> I thought I was dreaming, but when I first started up Bondo Golfy y'day I
> looked in the rear view mirror to see if much less smoke was being blown
> right at startup, now that I have all 4 GP's glowing.  I did a double take,
> but I kid you not, I saw no less than probably 8 or 10 smoke rings
> intermittently.  You know....the rings you used to blow when you were a kid,
> first learning to smoke cigarettes.  Engine was chugging and hunting a
> little bit, as it always does during the first minute after startup.  Still
> quite smokey, but not quite as much, nor for quite as long, as when I got
> the last GP working.
> Anyone else ever had smoke rings?

I've seen a couple from time to time.  Usually from my old '81, when starting at high elevations.  While it was cranking, it
would puff out a ring of smoke every once in a while.


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