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Old 14 Mar 2006, 10:03 am
Sooty Tailpipe
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Default Tail Pipe Soot - 2001 Prelude

Is it common to have tail pipe soot on newer Preludes?

I just purchased a 2001 Prelude SH with 31K miles and I think this tail pipe
soot I am seeing is excessive.

Please pass on your comments after seeing:

http://tinyurl.com/g4xv5

Thanks in advance!


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Old 14 Mar 2006, 12:10 pm
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Thanks Scott! Yes very low mileage and it looks brand new everywhere accept
the tail pipe.

I talked to a Honda Mechanic and he said this is normal for Hondas. The
second owner bought this car from the original ower with only 8000 miles on
it in late 2004. The original owner only drove on weekends.

Now I am looking at every car make on the road and I see no soot on the
majority of the cars, even the Chryslers. I have to be careful as to not
rear end the cars!

The previous owner was putting a ton of highway miles on it recently. Drove
from Washington State to Arizona a few times.

It runs sweet! Just over concerned about the black sooty tail pipe. I do not
think this is right. I am going to throw Mobile 1 in it as soon as I get a
chance.

Jim

"zonie" <sjemoomaw@nospam> wrote in message
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> That car has really low mileage for its age. Sounds like it has done a lot
> of shorts trips. Has it had any engine modifications done? You mentioned
> that you just got the car, I think I would drive it on the hiway for a
> while and see if it cleans up.
> Scott
>



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Old 14 Mar 2006, 02:08 pm
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Default Re: Tail Pipe Soot - 2001 Prelude

That sucks!

I always thought that Honda made the cleanest running engines! I was even
telling friends that I thought Honda was a higher quality engine then a
Toyota, because I have never seen a Honda with worn out valve guide seals.

Is this a low quality issue? I can see this happening with a Chrysler but
not a Honda!

Does this make you upset? After 140K I bet you have got over it.

Is the 98 Prelude burning oil? How is it driving?

<thomas.jacobs@dva.state.wi.us> wrote in message
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>I have a 98 prelude with 140K now. I has had soot since it was new. I
> even get soot on the rear bumper after a couple hunderd highway miles.
> I just thought it was normal.
>



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Old 14 Mar 2006, 09:35 pm
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Default Re: Tail Pipe Soot - 2001 Prelude

Check the rubber tubing that goes from your breather chamber to the PCV
valve. If the inside is deteriorated there's a chance the soot you see in
the exhaust is degraded rubber tube material.


"Sooty Tailpipe" <Sooty@PreludeTailPipe.com> wrote in message
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> Is it common to have tail pipe soot on newer Preludes?
>
> I just purchased a 2001 Prelude SH with 31K miles and I think this tail
> pipe soot I am seeing is excessive.
>
> Please pass on your comments after seeing:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/g4xv5
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
>



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Old 15 Mar 2006, 10:46 am
Sooty Tailpipe
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Thanks tww!

I just joined:

http://www.absoluteprelude.com/


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> "zonie" <sjemoomaw@nospam> wrote in message
> news:b70d49d54851471dcbe7b96d08215914@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com...
>> That car has really low mileage for its age. Sounds like it has done a
>> lot
>> of shorts trips. Has it had any engine modifications done? You mentioned
>> that you just got the car, I think I would drive it on the hiway for a
>> while and see if it cleans up.
>> Scott
>>

> As a new Prelude owner, recommend you consult this site --
> http://www.absoluteprelude.com/
>
>



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