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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 01, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 69 396-325hp. When I crank it in the mornings it spits out a black watery type substance out of one of the exhaust pipes and makes a pretty good mess in my garage. Is this normal or is there something wrong with the engine. It runs great.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 01, 03:01 PM
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Andy,
This is normal. It is just water from condensation in the exhaust system. All cars do it, you probably notice it more because yours is in the garage. Most newer cars are not as bad because of the better fuel management that fuel injection gives.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 01, 06:56 AM
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My chevelle does that same thing. Try parking in differnt spots to get a more uniform black floor.

Seriously, you might be running your carb to rich, causing more then usual carbon depostits in your exaust.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 01, 09:28 PM
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I agree with all the above...now that the weather is cooling down, you will probably notice this a lot more.

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