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Old 03-23-2017, 12:01 PM
southcoastguy southcoastguy is offline
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Drove a VW diesel for 8 years and 85,000 miles. Here is what I know, but there is scads of more information to be found by a simple google search. First, diesels produce soot. The large particles of soot are breathed in and lodge in the lungs. Obviously, this is bad. Many cities have outlawed the idling of buses and large diesel-powered commercial vehickes exactly for this reason. Your car - and all modern diesels - have particulate filters to catch the soot and unburned particles of fuel. As far as the burning smell, continue to check it since it isn't normal.
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