Exhaust Smoke

If your vehicle or machine has exhaust smoke coming from anywhere, you have a problem!

The color of diesel engine exhaust smoke and when it occurs can tell you a lot about your engine’s condition. Basically, there are three types of smoke…

stop smoke diesel pack, exhaust smoke fixBLACK EXHAUST SMOKE

Black smoke is most commonly emitted from diesel engines and indicates poor, incomplete combustion of the fuel. Causes can vary widely but do include:

  • Fouled or worn injectors
  • Over-fuelling
  • Faulty turbocharger
  • Poor quality fuel
  • Excessive carbon build-up in combustion and exhaust spaces.

In older technology diesels, black smoke can occur across the entire operating range, but is usually worst under full power or during the lag before the turbocharger boosts air supply to match the fuel input. Except for moderate turbo lag smoke, black smoke should be hardly visible in a correctly running engine. In modern high-tech computerized diesel engines, any smoke emissions indicate a problem.

BLUE EXHAUST SMOKE

blue exhaust smoke stop smoke diesel pack stop smoke gasoline packBlue smoke is caused by oil burning. The oil can enter the combustion chamber from at least 5 sources:

  • Cylinder and/or piston ring wear
  • Cylinder glaze
  • Piston ring sticking
  • Incorrect grade of oil (oil too thin, and getting past rings, valves, etc)
  • Fuel dilution of the oil (oil thinned out with fuel)

At cold start, blue smoke is often evident, and can mean reduced oil control due to fouling deposits around the piston rings and cylinder glaze. Blue smoke should not be evident at any stage. Even an engine in good condition can burn quite a lot of oil, without evidence of blue smoke. This is because it has good compression, and burns the oil quite cleanly.

However, it is not at all acceptable for any new engine to burn large amounts of oil, especially after a few thousand miles of “running-in” the new engine.

WHITE EXHAUST SMOKE

stop smoke diesel pack white exhaust smokeWhite smoke is caused by unburnt fuel leaving the combustion chamber and entering the exhaust system. That’s not a good sign! Common causes include:

  • Incorrectly set fuel injection timing
  • Faulty fuel injectors
  • Low cylinder compression (e.g. caused by leaking valves, piston rings sticking, cylinder and/or ring wear or cylinder glaze)

When white smoke occurs at cold start, and then disappears as the engine warms up, the most common causes are fouling deposits around piston rings and/or cylinder glazing.

That’s the bad news…

Low cost solution to most exhaust smoke problems

Here’s the good news – before spending wads of cash having fuel injectors replaced, fuel pumps overhauled, new or rebuilt turbochargers fitted, or an engine rebuild, usually the smoke problems your engine is exhibiting can be solved by using FTC Decarbonizer, Flushing Oil Concentrate, Cleanpower (or CRD Fuel Enhancer) in combination known as the Stop Smoke Gasoline Pack, or especially for modern diesel engines, the Stop Smoke Diesel Pack. These products are proven to be highly effective at fixing most exhaust smoke problems, though especially the particular problem of white smoke on cold starts.

Continuous, long term evidence of any exhaust smoke may indicate a mechanical defect, incorrect setting or external factor.

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Stop Smoke Gasoline Pack – Which size do I need?2020-06-23T05:17:51-06:00

Choose the most appropriate size Stop Smoke Gasoline Pack for your particular need. 4 choices are available – Mini, Small, Medium or Large Pack

Mini Pack contains –Stop Smoke Gasoline Pack Mini

This pack has been developed to suit most small to medium vehicles with up to approximately 16 quarts (4 gallons/19 liters) of engine oil capacity. Typical vehicles include cars and SUV’s,  4-Wheel drives, small pick-up trucks, small agricultural tractors, small marine engines, etc.

Small Pack contains –Stop Smoke Gasoline Pack Small

This pack has been developed to suit most medium vehicles with up to approximately 32 quarts (8 gallons/38 liters) of engine oil capacity. Typical vehicles include  4-Wheel drives, many medium size pick-up trucks, small to medium agricultural tractors, medium marine engines, etc.

Medium Pack contains –Stop Smoke Gasoline Medium

This pack has been developed to suit most large vehicles with up to approximately 64 quarts (16 gallons/76 liters) of engine oil capacity. Typical vehicles include large heavy duty, hard-working vehicles and machinery, e.g. full-size trucks, 18-Wheelers, earthmoving and excavating machinery, large agricultural tractors, large marine engines, etc.

Large Pack contains –Stop Smoke Gasoline Pack Large

This pack has been developed to suit most large vehicles with up to approximately 64 quarts (16 gallons/76 liters) of engine oil capacity. This pack adds extra Cleanpower than the Medium Pack, especially suited to long-haul OTR transport operators. Typical vehicles include large heavy duty, hard-working vehicles and machinery, e.g. full-size trucks, 18-Wheelers, earthmoving and excavating machinery, large agricultural tractors, large marine engines, etc.

 

(1 quart = 950ml, 1 liter = 33.8 ounces)

Stop Smoke Diesel Pack – Which size do I need?2020-06-23T05:10:17-06:00

Choose the most appropriate size Stop Smoke Diesel Pack for your particular need. 4 choices are available – Mini, Small, Medium or Large Pack

Mini Pack contains –Stop Smoke Diesel Pack Mini

This pack has been developed to suit most small to medium diesel powered vehicles with up to approximately 16 quarts (4 gallons/19 liters) of engine oil capacity. Typical vehicles include diesel powered cars and SUV’s,  4-Wheel drives, small diesel powered pick-up trucks, small agricultural tractors, small marine engines, etc.

Small Pack contains –Stop Smoke Diesel Pack Small

This pack has been developed to suit most medium diesel powered vehicles with up to approximately 32 quarts (8 gallons/38 liters) of engine oil capacity. Typical vehicles include diesel powered 4-Wheel drives, many medium size diesel powered pick-up trucks, small to medium agricultural tractors, medium marine engines, etc.

Medium Pack contains –Stop Smoke Diesel Pack Medium

This pack has been developed to suit most large diesel powered vehicles with up to approximately 64 quarts (16 gallons/76 liters) of engine oil capacity. Typical vehicles include large heavy duty, hard-working vehicles and machinery, e.g. full-size trucks, 18-Wheelers, earthmoving and excavating machinery, large agricultural tractors, large marine engines, etc.

Large Pack contains –Stop Smoke Diesel Pack Large

This pack has been developed to suit most large diesel powered vehicles with up to approximately 64 quarts (16 gallons/76 liters) of engine oil capacity. This pack adds extra CRD Fuel Enhancer than the Medium Pack, especially suited to long-haul OTR transport operators. Typical vehicles include large heavy duty, hard-working vehicles and machinery, e.g. full-size trucks, 18-Wheelers, earthmoving and excavating machinery, large agricultural tractors, large marine engines, etc.

 

(1 quart = 950ml, 1 liter = 33.8 ounces)

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