Tag: exhaust pipes

19 Posts

will running the engine to stay warm poison you with carbon dioxide
Jun 01, 2003

If you're spending much time in snow, don't forget to keep your tailpipe clear.

Dear Car Talk

I felt the need to write to you about an answer you gave recently A guy asked if one should keep the gas tank at least half-full in the winter to prevent gas-line freeze-up You said no but then you...

exhaust pipes winter safety

May 01, 2002

Could a flame-thrower built into a tailpipe solve tailgating problems once and for all?

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I have a solution to the tailgating problem I've heard that you can make flames shoot out of your exhaust pipe by drilling a hole and putting a spark plug a few inches from the end Then by connecting it...

exhaust pipes etiquette

Jan 01, 2002

Washing the car led to water up the tailpipe.

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Yesterday during my biannual car washing my -year-old squirted water up the tailpipe I did not see her do this but I was alerted when she came around to the front and asked Would it be OK to get that...

exhaust pipes cleaning

Oct 01, 2000

White smoke from the tail pipe. Problem?

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I have a brand spankin' new Nissan Maxima About three days ago it did the weirdest thing It started right up but immediately started making a weird noise And at the same time it blew thick plumes of white smoke...

smoke exhaust pipes fuel injection

May 01, 1999

That thud in the back of your Caravan might be a loose exhaust pipe.

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I recently purchased a Dodge Caravan SE I really enjoy it but am wondering about a thudding noise that sounds a little like a dead body rolling around in the back of the van every time I accelerate quickly I...

exhaust pipes noises

Jan 01, 1994

On cold days when an engine is first started the...

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On cold days when an engine is first started the exhaust is visible as a white smoke Then when the engine warms up the exhaust becomes colorless Why is this John TOM Great question John My brother happens to be...

smoke exhaust pipes

Sep 01, 1993

Water in the exhaust pipe? Totally normal.

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I read your column every week and consider you guys knowledgable experts I'm hoping you guys can give me some insight on a problem before I pose it to my dealer I've recently purchased a Dodge Pick Up with a...

exhaust pipes

Apr 01, 1990

Caution: Carbon monoxide may cause typos.

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A couple of days ago while walking to my Camry I noticed that the tail pipe was closed Upon inspection I found that it was full of dirt for some six inches I don't know how long it had been...

exhaust pipes

Dec 01, 1988

Can a beer can be used to plug holes in an exhaust pipe?

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My mechanic told me that the exhaust pipe on my Datsun pick-up has holes in it He says he fixed it by welding a beer can around it He says this will take care of it Is he right Marcy...

exhaust pipes