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Mint420
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Mar 27, 2016, 6:07 PM

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Black gunk on exaust Sign In

Hey I recently bought a buick regal 2001 99k miles from new deal used cars here in glendale az. I have been keeping close eye on it and checking everything and everything is good except one problem with my exaust. When I wipe the inside of the exaust with my finger it was black when it came out. I did research and I found out that this could be the cause of it not burning its fuel properly.

Before I decided to jump to conclusions I decided to clean out the tailpipe and take it for a 2 mile spin and it got black on the inside again when I checked it after I drove it. Does anyone know what would cause this? I have a 15 day warranty that is still in effect and I can get them to fix it.


(This post was edited by Mint420 on Mar 27, 2016, 6:15 PM)


Hammer Time
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Mar 27, 2016, 6:17 PM

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Re: Black gunk on exaust Sign In

Stop sticking your finger in the tailpipe and just drive the car. The exhaust is supposed to be dirty inside.
If it's not smoking, don't worry about it.



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Discretesignals
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Mar 27, 2016, 6:33 PM

Post #3 of 6 (663 views)
Re: Black gunk on exaust Sign In

Go through the parking lot and wipe other cars' exhaust pipes. I'm sure you'll be surprised.





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kev2
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Mar 28, 2016, 6:49 AM

Post #4 of 6 (633 views)
Re: Black gunk on exaust Sign In

I agree with colleagues....
Want to add something to relieve the worry... The exhaust is monitored by the computer, SO as you just got this vehicle have the system scanned for codes, its FREE yes even if light is off. Did I say FREE - most auto part stores.

Find somewhere better to stick your fingers something more fun....


Mint420
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Mar 28, 2016, 3:50 PM

Post #5 of 6 (620 views)
Re: Black gunk on exaust Sign In

Thanks guys, I guess I am just worried and doubtful. I mean its a great car and everything has been working amazing since I got it, I guess I am just a bit gunshy.


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Find somewhere better to stick your fingers something more fun....


My butt or yours?


(This post was edited by Mint420 on Mar 28, 2016, 3:50 PM)


Hammer Time
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Mar 28, 2016, 4:50 PM

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Re: Black gunk on exaust Sign In

I'll let Kev field that one...............



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