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I noticed last night when I was getting on the freeway that a little smoke was coming out the exhaust the whole time I was getting up to freeway speed. I really noticed it becasue someone was behind me (this was a night) and I saw it their lights. Is this a usual thing? I was under the impression that there shouldn't be any smoke. I have about 2300 miles on it and changed the oil at 2000 with delvac 1300.
 

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not having worked on the lly yet and not owning one i am going on diesel knowlege.this could be turbo lag. this happens when a vechicle is accelerated hard and fast.it takes split seconds for the turbo speed to catch up.
(more fuel less air)=smoke.
 

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Don't forget that these are DIESEL engines and they will produce some soot, smoke, unburned fuel, or what ever you want to call it especially under acceleration. If you want a clean producing exaust pipe get a electric motor for an engine. Or maybe a propane burning truck.


It's no big deal don't worry about it unless it's excessive. Watch other diesel's as they accelerate to get a comparsion.


Plus it was magnified by the car's headlight's behind you.


My .02 Diesel Dragon
 

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Cool, I just want to make sure to get any issues resolved ASAP as they might be hurting the truck. I'm probably worrying a little too much.


Fitter48093: I am pretty sure I was at 190-200, but not positive. You can't see anything during the day because it is so slight.
 
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