[Vwdiesel] sparks out the tailpipe

mikitka mikitka at embarqmail.com
Mon Dec 10 19:11:04 PST 2007

Well he didn't have to by that time I was going so fast he couldn't
accelerate as fast so he was way behind. :)

I figure I just had a serious build up of carbon and soot in the exhaust
from running it so easy, not getting on it hard. Once I got on it and really
blew everything out the car doesn't smoke as much as it first does, but then
over time it is back to smoking when I do get on it every once an a while.
It runs great still for having 30k miles on the terrible rebuild and no oil
pressure. LOL Matter of fact that last tank of diesel got me 48mpg.  

I guess I just need to run it hard more often.


-----Original Message-----
From: Sandy Cameron [mailto:scameron at storm.ca] 
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 9:35 PM
To: mikitka; vwdiesel at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] sparks out the tailpipe

At 06:08 PM 10/12/2007 -0500, you wrote:  a big truck came up fast
>behind me. So I was going 55 and punched it and ran it up to about 80, it
>was a long straight away. Well when I left off the gas I noticed a bunch,
>and I mean a bunch of sparks coming out of the tail pipe, some were pretty
>large in size and lasted at least 15ft or more behind the jetta until they
>went out.\\

And did the big truck back off when he saw the tracers from your tail

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