What is causing my car to have black smog come out the exhuast after she warms up?

Tiny
MERCEDESMAMA
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  • 1989 MERCEDES BENZ 300E
  • 132 MILES
When I start her, she will start no problem, then she starts shaking. I will drive it right away, but the minute that she gets up to operating temp, around 90 degrees, she will shift funny, spit out black soot, and I will have to push the gas pedal to the floor to get her to do freeway speeds.
So far we have done a tune up. We run like sea foam, or b12, She also smells rich, I put the highest level of gas in her.
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Friday, April 20th, 2012 AT 5:11 PM

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Tiny
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Is it gas or diesel engine?
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Friday, April 20th, 2012 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
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Sorry Gas
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Friday, April 20th, 2012 AT 5:22 PM
Tiny
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Could be a temp sensor failing or MAP sensor. Both can make it run too rich. Take a plug out and see what color it is. Should be tan color.
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Friday, April 20th, 2012 AT 9:57 PM

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