Re: Diesel Engine Smoke
It's not unusual to see some 'warm water mist' but that's water vapour and should quickly dissapate - and would be more likely in cooler climes.. on a good engine with clean injectors there should be little if any smoke of any sort. I've noticed that since we had our injectors serviced this past winter, the 'soot smudge' on the boat is much reduced even though we never really had any visible smoke to speak of.
But it seems no matter what, when the exhaust blows into the cockpit downwind it still stinks....
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