Tail pipe dark smoke

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

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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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>

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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

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

7,515

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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