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Does the white smoke smell sweet like antifreeze? The loss of power plus the white smoke points directly at a bad head gasket. They don't last forever and it sounds like yours just got used up (coincidentally right around the time that you changed the oil). Head gaskets on those VTECs can be replaced in your garage. However, I wouldn't recommend the job ...


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"Juddering" is as good a description as any of how a diesel runs when not all cylinders are firing. Gray smoke from the exhaust is unburned fuel (i.e., it has been injected into a cylinder, mixed with air, but not burnt). If your Golf is new enough to have a catalyst (many VW diesels are), then unburned fuel in the exhaust will quickly damage it, so you ...


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Most people that do this tend to keep their methods secret. I have seen it done at carshows,races etc and from the smell I can tell you they aren't burning gasoline. The issue with using fuel from you tank is these things burn large amounts of fuel and you have a relatively small tank that is fairly close to you body. Any malfunction or miscalculation could ...


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Do not put your bare hand over the tailpipe, it will get burnt. If you cannot hear an exhaust leak, puff puffing, you can pressurise the exhaust system with a rag over the tailpipe to make an exhaust leak more pronounced and tracible. The downside to this is that you can destroy the catalytic converter, so it is really not a good idea to do it. The way ...


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Does the car have a turbocharger? If so, the seals in that could have gone, which would result in oil leaking into the exhaust. I'm assuming that photo is taken from underneath the car looking up? In which case the oil could have leaked from somewhere further up and run down onto the exhaust joint we can see. Does the smoke come out of the exhaust at the ...


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A Diesel Engine will not emit carbon monoxide no matter what. The Diesel engine, even at idle, has a ratio of fuel / air much-much lower than a typical gasoline engine. Therefore there's more than enough Os for the Cs (oxygen for the carbon) so no monoxide will ever be produced. There could be other harmful gases in the exhaust or at least it's annoying to ...


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The tailpipe and silencer assembly is what you have pictured. The tailpipe and silencer is at the end of your exhaust system. Because of its position in the system it gets hotter and colder more often, and corrodes more quickly then any other part of the exhaust. Exhausts tend to rust from the inside to the outside first. This is what has happened, and it ...


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Is it a protected black art?! Protected? No. Black art? Not really. Art? Almost definitely. There are actually quite a few references on the design and optimization of exhaust systems for race engines. Here is quite a nice overview. Be aware, however, that optimization may be out of the reach of most DIYers. For example, let's consider this ...


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Thanks for your advise, Allan. Got the car up on the lift, and was greeted with a nice large hole in the exhaust - large enough to fit two fingers into, and one of many. The botched weld job didn't help, either. The exhaust was replaced with a stainless steel version (as opposed to mild steel), and a full engine flush was preformed - cleaning the ...


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The 50 g/s max flow reading that you are getting is far lower than what merely altitude can explain. The chart above shows that at about 5,200 ft above sea level, the density of air is 83% of what it is at sea level (0.062 lb/cu.ft vs. .075 lb/cu.ft). So to account for the altitude, you should multiply your expected mass flow by 0.83. According to the ...


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The fault code P0171 descriptor is Bank 1 running weak. The fault code P0174 descriptor is Bank 2 running weak. This means that your engine has too much air or not enough fuel for proper ignition. This can be a faulty MAF sensor as it is common to both banks. It can also mean that you have an air leak between the MAF sensor and the throttle body, a faulty ...


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You don't have to upjet your carbs, but you could if you wanted to. Because straight pipes can handle a larger volume of exhaust, you can tweak your carbs to allow more air/fuel into your engine to produce more exhaust. It's part of the fun, but entirely optional. It's a different story with electronic fuel injection though. EFI engines constantly monitor ...


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I'm not much of a motorcycle person but by straight pipes you are referring to the exhaust correct? If so then if you are planning on going to a higher flow exhaust you probably don't need to change too much on the intake side. Less restriction exhaust frees up power by reducing the power losses from the piston having to push air out. It doesn't actually ...


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A quick google search got me to here: http://www.rs25.com/forums/f105/t41589-diy-flame-thrower-exhaust.html It's got pretty good diagrams for the electrical part, I haven't gone through the whole document myself though. I imagine you'd want to adapt this guide to your needs and maybe read other ways people do flamethrowers, i.e. google for "diy ...



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