How To Diagnose Black Exhaust Smoke
Hello and welcome, today we will be outlining few steps you can take on how to diagnose black exhaust smoke and other related issues.
You can also call roadside assistance for help. Most individual drives safely to the dealership whiles others call their private technicians to help them solve the issue at hand.
Major Causes In Diagnosing Black Smoke
- Stuck fuel injectors, fuel return lines and pressure regulators
- Clogged Air filters
- Faulty MAF sensor
- Bad EGR -Exhaust Gas Re-circulation
- Weak piston rings and engine debris.
Symptoms Of Black Exhaust Smoke
- Black smoke from exhaust tail pipe.
- Difficult start.
- Less torque.
Solutions To Diagnose Exhaust Black Smoke
1. Regular use of fuel treatments
Regular use of fuel treatments and additives can enable vehicle perform well and risk-free in the near future. These treatments helps reduce debris or particles found in the fuel. The are completely claim to improve your car’s economy and performance.
Moreover, these additives helps vehicle run smooth and free from smoke by removing water from the fuel and prevent particles from entering into the fuel injectors and return fuel pipe lines.
Regular application can help your vehicle stay healthy and risk-free of black exhaust smoke.
2. Clogged/dirty air Filters
The vehicle needs right amount of air to produce a complete combustion process, therefore checking for clogged/bad air filters can be a great step to prevent vehicle from smoking.
When filters become too old, they began to loose it lifespan, causing vehicle not to perform well. Enough debris been clotted inside the filter, blocking the passage of fresh and clean air.
3. Faulty MAF sensor
Check for faulty MAF sensor.
Its advisable you check on the harness as well, they usually have breakages or loose of contact in wires, checking for continuity of the wires will also help in diagnosing faulty MAF sensors.
This can be done by disconnecting the socket that goes directly to the sensor whilst engine is running to see how it will perform.
If same results, it advisable you replace the sensor.
4. Bad EGR(Exhaust Gas Recirculation)
EGR (Exhaust Gas Re-circulation) play a vital role in vehicles,they are part of the vehicle emission system and helps to build pressure(back pressure).
They are purposely built to re-circulate exhaust back into the combustion chamber for a complete cycle. They have flaps been installed in them, they mostly open and close for the passage of burnt gases to be recycled back into the system.
These EGR get stuck along the line and hardly perform well. Checking for a bad EGR can also help in resolving the issue.
4. Weak piston rings
Pistons rings needs to be check and replace if bad or damaged.
Piston rings also worn out after longer period of using vehicle. These rings are design to hold pressure in the combustion chamber.
If piston rings worn out, they hardly hold pressure in the combustion chamber.
Is always good to perform compression test on vehicle to know the pressure built in each cylinder.
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