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    Since I moved over to Petrol cars, I expected to lose the 'sooty' tailpipes that you get with Diesels.

    However, I have to say that the VXR is just as sooty as the Diesels (and no... I'm not putting Diesel into it)...

    Is this normal ?

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    well now then steve your car is sucking the rubber hoses into the engine with that much power ,,so i think with all the hoses getting eaten by the 300eds,, a bit of rubber hose fired out the back is to be expected

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgettings View Post
    well now then steve your car is sucking the rubber hoses into the engine with that much power ,,so i think with all the hoses getting eaten by the 300eds,, a bit of rubber hose fired out the back is to be expected
    Must be that then...

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    Or you are not driving it hard enough.

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    Mine stopped after the remap, before that they were black .. The new car with a DPF has no soot, none, and it`s a deisel !!

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    Turbo cars "should" have sooty tailpipes otherwise you drive like an old lady. (Petrol that is)

    So sooty tail pipes is perfectly normal and I would be more worried if they where not.

    Which reminds me, I have to polish the tailpipes and put som wax on them


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    Yep, mine was driven like an old lady ... Thats why I had a Remapped 2.8T *lol*

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    Steve, you may find that it is running a little rich, especially on full power, you will find that alot of the time mappers ensure they do run a little rich is will add a little protection to the engine.

    If you run lean, on full power it leads to detonation and melting pistons. My Zafira could be like that at times, I would not worry about it.

    When new, they also have wax all over them, so any crap will stick like glue, give them a good clean and polish as suggested above and you may see a marked improvement.

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    Yes Steve, this is a common problem.

    Unlikely as it seems, it can be caused by having a small object wedged in the bootlock mechanism.

    It seems to occur on debadged cars for some reason.

    I'd dismantle it just in case!

    HTH

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    you need one of them flame kits to burn all the excess soot off... apparently works a treat....

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