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Old 08-05-2004, 00:21   #1 (permalink)
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Would you consider this a black tip? (pics)

Getting bad fuel economy so im gonna get my injectors cleaned, but then i read that a black exhaust tip means that its running rich, so maybe it's the O2 sensor thats at fault? (even though it doesnt report any faults with a diagnostics check)

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That would be considered running rich?
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looks like 9yrs of carbon collection to me. Clean it off 100% then take a look in a few days. Or get a dyno run organised
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Yeah I think I'll give it a good clean then look at it in a few days :)

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i got a stainless steel one and after i got my extractors on it was black like that on the inside im guessin maybe all the crap got taken out maybe even my cat is gettin to old cuz i am getting good fuel economy
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Mine is pretty new and its like that..fuel economy isnt real great either
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It's the unleaded fuel that make's the tip stain black, the leaded fuel's used to go grey, this is normal.
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City driving with stop,start traffic will cause the tip to go black. Go for a good 20-50 km drive and then assess the colour. ps. Give the chrome tip a good clean with steel wool and plenty of water, inside and out!
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man i wish my car had a nice tip :(
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as Galaxy has already said it is the lead that gave the pipe a grey coloring

all cars running on unleaded with have a black pipe

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