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Old 08-02-2020, 04:53 PM
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Hjudge49
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As he said, soot in the engine room is an indication of an exhaust leak. Have mechanic check exhaust manifold gaskets. This will also cause the air filter to be dirty. Clogged air filter means not enough air getting into engine.