BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Apr 2014
Vehicle: 1972 280SE 4.5
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The mixture of steam and CO makes sense, but it is actually hot days in Toronto and no cold weather case here.
The liquid from muffler is actually oily and a bit watery too, but more oily. The oil on exhaust line is visible on ends of centre muffler and at bottom of pipe from there half way closer to engine. No oil is seen from the split pipe to manifolds.
The smoke smelled kind of sweet and it was not difficult to breath in. Not like black smoke that could make you cough... I am having difficulty telling smells. The black oily drop from tail pipe smell like burned oil, fuel, and smell like any combustion engine machine that has been running a lot!
Could it be fuel? The car does consume a lot of gas I think, nothing efficient.. but I am pretty sure the gasket is bad, but the compresion test result I got confuses me. The lowest cylinder pressure was one them only at 138psi and the rest around 145psi and someone said that is within range and it is good. Is that true?