Burn heavy hydrocarbons or polymers.

Rubber coatings, roofing felt, polyethylene rollers, tires, tar blocks, large amounts of diesel, lubricating oils, bunker fuel or jet fuel.

They all burn inefficiently in the air, creating huge clouds of thick, carbon-rich black smoke.

What creates black smoke?

In general, a hot fire will turn more fuel into elemental carbon, which turns into small particles that absorb light and appear in the sky as black smoke. Cooler combustion – or combustion that does not operate as efficiently – produces fewer pure forms of carbon. They tend to reflect light, giving the smoke a white appearance.

How can I make black smoke on my truck?

3. Install a smoke detector and start rolling coal like a pro. The smoke switch is the key to tricking your engine into thinking it needs more fuel, which releases the excess diesel needed to suck in the clouds of black smoke. Smoke detectors can be built and sometimes purchased for most types of diesel engines.

What is the difference between black smoke and white smoke?

Smoke is a byproduct of the fuels it burns. White smoke can also indicate light, shiny combustibles such as grass or twigs. Thick black smoke indicates heavy fuels that are not fully consumed. Sometimes black smoke can indicate that man-made materials such as tires, vehicles, or constructions are burning.

How to remove black smoke from diesel?

The solution to this is to regularly add a detergent additive to your diesel fuel. A multifunctional treatment such as Dee-Zol will remove deposits, reduce the amount of burnt, unburnt fuel, and may even extend the life of your DPF (because less soot is produced all the time).