BLACK SMOKE COMES FROM THE EXHAUST

  • Tiny
  • juanbatis
  • 1996 Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 129,000 miles

Black smoke comes from the exhaust. I just changed motor oil and filter but still smoke is coming black. I bought this vehicle 3 days ago and the motor oil was so bad. I think the former owner never change the motor oil.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 AT 6:05 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Dr. Hagerty
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  • 9,705 posts

Black smoke is usually from too much fuel being injected into the engine

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 AT 6:19 PM
  • Tiny
  • freemba
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Is the check engine light on? If so, have the computer scanned for codes. There are some auto parts stores which will do this for free. Once you have the codes [if any are present], post them here for further assistance.

The engine oil has nothing to do with the black smoke. However, it is a good thing you changed it; now you can begin tracking you maintenance.

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 AT 7:16 PM

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