sooty exhaust

Discussion in 'Engine' started by mercinfrance, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. mercinfrance

    mercinfrance New Member

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    looked at an 89 (engine changed about 150k ago but dont know the engine source)w124 250td today the exhaust was blowing on the manifold around the front 1 or 2 pistons and the exhaust at the rear was very sooty what does this indicate? .... i want one of these but i dont want a black hole for my money so any advice please about this or how i can date the engine or pitfalls etc
     
  2. JonathanC250

    JonathanC250 Active Member

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    Its an old diesel, its to be expected!

    I personally would not worry about it, just get the leaks seen to!
     
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