Mechanics

BLACK SMOKE FROM EXHAUST

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I have a 1992 chevrolet corvette with 168,000 miles. If the car is cold it is hard to start will continually turn over but will only start if given gas, but if I drive it a while and cut it off it will crank right up. I've also noticed that when I drive it to work in the morning which is only about 5 miles from home when I go to crank it up at lunch a little bit of black smoke comes out of the exhaust, but thats the only time I see the black smoke is at this time of the day, everyday. There is also a strong smell of gasoline coming from the exhaust at all times. I've also noticed white smoke coming from the exhaust when engine is cold, but it goes away after the engine has heated up. Its been put on a diagnostic machine and the MAP sensor was bad so that was replaced.
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Druefle
January 5, 2007.



Hi, it sounds like you're running a little rich on the gas side. Mostly black smoke= gas, blue smoke= oil, and white smoke= water- moisture. Seeing as you make short trips the white smoke is condensation burning out and having replaced MAP sensor maybe you should have had your fuel mixture adjusted. I think it should be fuel injected so you shouldn't have to be hitting the gas to get it to start Sounds to me like you just need a little fine tuning to get back to running right. : Lol:

Tiny
Burrbrian
Jan 6, 2007.
Thank you for the help.

Tiny
Druefle
Jan 6, 2007.