Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: dothan, al, usa
thanx for the info, fellows. i feel better knowing that i don't have a unique problem. i had noticed the sooty build up on the exhaust pipe but wasn't aware of visible smoke. my son was following me through the dragon's tail a couple of weeks ago & told me it looked loke a deisel when i really romped on it. as far as driving habits, while the majority of my driving is at highway speeds of 80mph+, i seldom run it up above 5k, usually shifting around 3k. the recommendation of "running the snot out of it" reminds me of my old hopped up cb750 of the early 70's. ran bunches better when i really wrung it out occasionally. appears the LT may need the same treatment. reliable bmw dealer 100 miles away, i was hoping to avoid a visit, but i think it may be better to make an appointment & make a day trip just to be sure.