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Old 06-21-2005, 10:39 PM   #1
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the swirlling exhaust smoke that comes straight out of the tail pipes causes soot residue on the back of my white 2003 ssei. Is there an after market devise that fits onto the ends of the tail pipe that will turn the exhaust smoke down, thereby eliminating the soot swirlling back onto the car.? Any suggestions and/or info will be appreciated.

My previous 1989 and 1997 SLE and SE bonnevilles were great. This one is somewhat disappointing.
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you culd just get a set of aftermarket tips.....but im not wondering if there is more to this problem, than just adding tips. I dont think that anyone has had this problem before....is the car acting funny in any way??
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I'd have to agree that you have something else going on. I'm assuming that if you are running so rich that you leave deposits on the back of the car, you are getting terrible mileage. It is normal for the tips themselves to be black over time but certainly not the back of the car.
Tell us more about how many miles are on the car and what kind of maintenance it has had. Perhaps then we can point you in the right direction.
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There shouldnt be too much soot I agree, not good for the cat.
Instead of new tips you can remount the exhaust so the tips stick out back more, there a few members that have done that, SilverBullet and TaylorD come to mind
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How many miles is on your car/o2 sensor?
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Hey folks, thanks a million for the replies to my problem. To answer your questions the bonny has only 13,000 miles. The milage is presently reading 22.7. On long trips the milage is between 28 and 29 miles per gallon.

Most of my driving is around town or climbing the Blue Ridge mountains once or twice per month. The soot residue would not be very obvious to someone driving behind me. It is most evident when I wash the car. I am guessing it is no more residue than others would have present. Someone suggested an after market tip to replace the original. Could you be more specific as to an actual place of business...J.C. Whitney, Advance etc?

I do use 89 in place of 91 octane gas. Has anyone experienced any problems with using the mid grade in place of the premium. Other types of problems is my concern. Comments , suggestions or advise would be appreciated.
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What'* with people using 87 or 89 instead of 91/92 around here??? The car needs to run Premium fuel people! Only the new '04 and up Grand Prix'* with the L32 motor can run less then Premium and have it be ok according to the factory. Stop being cheap! Do the math one day and you'll find out it'* really not all that much......

and as far as possible issues arising because of using midgrade or less? How about continuoas stress on the pistons, causing hair line cracks over time, eventually leading to piston failure.
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What'* with people using 87 or 89 instead of 91/92 around here??? The car needs to run Premium fuel people!
RIGHT ON!!!!! only 93 and up for me, I hate it when I'm on vacation and they only have 92, but when I see 94...I get excited!

usaok-if you want different tips go to a local exhaust shop and see what they got. or bring in your own tips to get welded in. I'm thinking about chroming the stock tips myself or getting some dual angled tips like this.

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