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What Different Exhaust Colors Mean for Your Car

What Different Exhaust Colors Mean for Your Car

When you glance at your car's exhaust pipe, you might notice different hues emanating from it. But what do these colors signify? Understanding the meaning behind exhaust colors can provide valuable insights into your vehicle's health and performance. 1. Blue Exhaust A blue tint in your car's exhaust indicates the presence of oil in the combustion chamber. This could be a result of worn piston rings, damaged valve seals, or a malfunctioning PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) system. Oil consumption can lead to engine damage and decreased fuel efficiency, so it's crucial to address this issue promptly. 2. Black Exhaust If your car's exhaust emits thick, black smoke, it suggests that the air-fuel mixture is too rich. This means there's an excess of fuel in the combustion chamber, leading to incomplete combustion. Comm ... read more

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