Beg to differ. The combustion of any hydrocarbon (under which gasoline
falls) produces serveral things of which include CO, CO2, and H2O all in
the vapor phase. The water will then condense on the relatively cool
tail pipe and revert back the liquid phase.
Admittedly most of the water you see on a modern car is from the
platinum reaction, but not all. My spit doesn't have a cat but it'll
still produce water, especially when its colder outside and the
temperature differential between the exhaust gasses and the environment
Ryan, Not really a product of combustion, it is a product of the
combustion gases after they pass through a Catalytic converter
At 05:49 AM 12/8/98 PST, Ryan Smith wrote:
>Good or bad I don't know. I do know that water is a normal by product
>of combustion. Both my spitfire and my explorer have some degree of
>water in the exhaust.
>72 Emerald Green Spitfire
>Date: Tue, 08 Dec 1998 07:25:29 -0600
>From: KEVIN EDDINS <eddinsk@NRISO.NOLA.NAVY.MIL>
>Subject: moisture in exhaust
>Reply-To: KEVIN EDDINS <eddinsk@NRISO.NOLA.NAVY.MIL>
>I've heard stories like "If waters coming out the exhaust, then you've
>a good engine" and "that's perfect combustion there" and "HEY! you got
>my pants dirty"
>Does water (lightly) splashing out of the exhaust indicate anything
>or bad about an engine. My spit has been doing this since the rebuild
>40K miles ago. My mustang did this too and left two black circles on
>dads garage wall.