2009 Chevy Silverado Black/dark brown smoke

Tiny
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  • 2009 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 15,000 MILES
The other day I was driving the truck and heard a slight "ping" sound and immediately the truck hesitated. Within 15 minutes it hesitated again. I stopped the truck ran an errand and upon starting the truck again I looked in the rearview mirror and black/brown smoke was pouring out of the exhaust. I backed the truck up, shut it off and started it again and the smoke began to subside. Eventurally stopping completely. What may have cause this problem? Should I be concerned that it will happen again?
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Friday, February 26th, 2010 AT 5:49 PM

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Tiny
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That's some crazy stuff. Did the check engine light ever come on?
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Friday, February 26th, 2010 AT 6:04 PM
Tiny
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No, no engine light, no warning, just the "ping", the hesitation and the billowing black/brown smoke.
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Friday, February 26th, 2010 AT 7:17 PM
Tiny
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Be sure and check the oil level. It sounds like a ton of unburnt fuel. Do you drive in town all the time?
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Friday, February 26th, 2010 AT 7:20 PM
Tiny
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Not always, it gets some highway on a regular basis, actually, I'd say more highway than in town driving.
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Saturday, February 27th, 2010 AT 6:28 AM

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