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Hey all just wanted to ask the question if it's normal for the zd30 to sometimes blow a bit of black smoke on start up and take of from traffic lights? So far have dawes/needle valve, blocked egr but no catch can as of yet.
 

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Mines the same as yours with catch can and 145k on it and it blows smoke at startup.
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Sorry to bring out a old thread but does any one elce experience this
 

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Mine does too on some occassions, mainly in the cold I think at start up, haven't noticed anything taking off from the lights, probably because I'm looking ahead not behind.
 

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Yeh I just look in mirrors sometimes and notice a puff of smoke only at night it's noticable
 

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Sorry to bring out a old thread but does any one elce experience this
Hi Mate, you may need to define a "bit" of black smoke, they all do that if your definition is the same as mine, light puff lasting a couple of seconds. The state of your air filter can also have an impact on this. After owning my ZD30 Troll for 10 years I have come to know the benefits of maintaining a clean air filter.

Catch can won't stop black smoke as it is catching oil mist from the engine which will produce light coloured smoke if excessive.
 

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I thought mine didn't blow any smoke until the missus drove it off down the street. Either she has a heavy right foot or it's normal. Both methinks!

That said, my old lux used to smoke like a hungry jacks chimney under the lightest of throttle!
 
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