What Causes Black Smoke From a Diesel Truck?

Answer Diesel engines are a common alternative to gasoline burning engines because they are more fuel efficient and tend to last longer. Diesel engines have a higher temperature of combustion which allows... Read More »

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Why Is My Diesel Truck Blowing White Smoke Out of Exhaust When Driving?

Diesel truck engines come in domestic and commercial grades, and they run on a thick, oily fuel that has an ignition temperature of about 540 degrees Fahrenheit. Analyzing the color and smell of di... Read More »

What Are the Causes of Detroit Diesel Black Smoke?

Detroit Diesel makes vehicles and engines that run on diesel fuel rather than gasoline. When a car has emissions of black smoke, it is a problem that needs immediate care. Black smoke is a sign of ... Read More »

Does diesel smoke contain cadmium?

Diesel smoke contains cadmium. Inhaling high levels of cadmium can cause shortness of breath, lung damage, chest pain and other health problems. Most of the time, cadmium released into the atmosphe... Read More »

What Makes a Diesel Smoke?

When operating properly, no smoke should be seen coming from the tailpipe of a diesel engine. However, if smoke is visible, there are specific things to look for that will help narrow down the caus... Read More »