Tail pipe dark smoke

Asked by Jun 16, 2009 at 04:30 PM about the 2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDi

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

hello

When I hit the gas pedal a cloud of dark smoke comes out of the tail pipe.  Is this normal or is something wrong?  If so what might be causing this problem>

4 Answers

45

your air/ fuel mixture is too fat, meaning there is more gas than air. try leaning out the carbs a liitle bit by gradually going down a size

9,185

What color is the smoke. Does it look a little blueish or is it black

9,185

Crap just realized you're talking about a diesel, likely just particulate exhaust. I don't think they have a particle filter on beetles so that would be my guess...

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I need help this is not the answer to question my own to how to post a question I bought a 02 bug from a guy who fear and grey didn't smoke nothing now that I'm home and it's running on a regular I got nothing but white smoke coming out of my tailpipe what running and I like to know what that is

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