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OT (or not) Exhaust steam observation
Posted by: mistertudball ()
Date: January 06, 2018 07:30PM

I've wondered this for years but never asked an assembly of people who know car engines well. Just returned from an 80-mile drive, in -5 to 6 above clear weather, all 70 mph freeway. I have a 2000 Chrysler LHS and thru the entire return trip I could see billowing steam (I hope!) coming out the tailpipe in the side and rearview mirrors. Looking at all the other cars on the freeway, I'd say 10 or 20% had some form of vapor coming out, the rest ... nothing. What do you think is the difference? I had a '98 Dodge Intrepid before this car that did the same thing. Makes me wonder if the Corvair would steam or not in big cold.

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Re: OT (or not) Exhaust steam observation
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 06, 2018 08:39PM

Those were Vapor trails.... your exhaust is hotter than those other cars....

Vairs with single exhaust will steam here on the Coast... when it's in the 30's and 100% humidity overnight... but stop before you get a mile....at least mine does... parked outside...





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Re: OT (or not) Exhaust steam observation
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 06, 2018 09:04PM

Chem trails.
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Re: OT (or not) Exhaust steam observation
Posted by: Chilly Willy ()
Date: January 07, 2018 02:32AM

Contrails grinning smiley

yes,condensing combustion vapor.next time try to notice the age of the other cars.




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Re: OT (or not) Exhaust steam observation
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 07, 2018 08:56AM







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