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Exhaust tip

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by TommyTaco, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. Apr 18, 2007 at 12:43 PM
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    TommyTaco

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    Hey everyone! I just recently installed an exhaust tip on my 07 Taco. Since then, after a drive, a black dust forms at the bottom inside of the exhaust. Has anyone else had this happen? I am thinking it is normal and will go away. I am just curious.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2007 at 1:01 PM
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    007Tacoma

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    I have the same thing - 9000 miles, and it is still there even after I wash it off it comes back.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2007 at 1:05 PM
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    I appreciate it 007
     
  4. Apr 18, 2007 at 2:14 PM
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    ^ Have it as well, it's carbon build-up and yes it's normal...however, I wouldn't expect to see it go away. Expect to continuing to see it if you take a lot of short distance trips..where the carbon doesn't burn out of the exhaust system.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2007 at 4:44 PM
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    007Tacoma

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    Yeah, but my shortest trip is an hour drive into work...

    I expect that it will go down a bit.
     
  6. Apr 18, 2007 at 5:49 PM
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    My 2001 corvette does that also, drives me nuts I keep it clean and I clean the exhaust tips every wash!
     
  7. Apr 18, 2007 at 8:27 PM
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    flyman767

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    ^ You can also try higher octane fuel. 89 or better. I know with higher gas prices it might be hard pill to swallow on the surface, but I've found overall operating cost is equal to or slighly better running 89+ octane due to better performance of the engine(+mpg/less downshifting/less carbon build-up).
     
  8. Apr 19, 2007 at 5:35 AM
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    Yeah, I have been running 89 for the past two months. I switched back to regular last week when the prices went up again...

    I think my truck is actually performing better on the lower octane fuel :confused:

    I am suddenly getting 24 MPG in the city!!! :D :wave: :humble:

    I washed my truck last night (mark = SHINEY), and I got most of the carbon buildup off. I expect it to keep coming back. Next truck - I won't bother with the chrome exhaust.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2007 at 6:16 AM
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    coreyredken

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    I thought about getting a chrome exhaust... but I keep seeing them around town and they look BAD... dirty and black... So I think I'll just keep my 70 bucks and stay with what I've got... Sounds like a plan to me.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2007 at 6:27 AM
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    Yeah, mine came for free on my Tacoma. They threw it in because I didn't want it. :)
     
  11. Apr 19, 2007 at 1:25 PM
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    Yeah, isn't it funny how that's usually the way it works. :confused: Mine came for free, too.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2007 at 1:50 PM
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    I wish I could tell them I didn't want an 07 TRD Sport DoubleCab 4x4, and they would give it to me for free... :rolleyes: :devil:
     
  13. Apr 20, 2007 at 5:42 AM
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    Damn, I should've tried that! :rolleyes:
     
  14. Apr 20, 2007 at 5:45 AM
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    Only bad thing - I wouldn't have gotten my manual tranny (double cabs only come with autos). :(
     
  15. Apr 20, 2007 at 6:26 AM
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    I agree! Standard all the way. I find it strange that they don't offer that as an option. :confused:
     
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