got pulled over for the second time in two weeks today. i wasn't doing anything illegal either - just idling thru downtown - where i live (if you idle, you make all the lights). anyway, the cop comes around the corner and stays in the lane next to me, but i can tell he's making an effort to stay behind me. i figured he would pull me over b/c my temp license is slightly torn from my rear window going up and down. pretty soon he ends up behind me and stays there for a while, then the lights come on. so i pull over and the guy walks up to me like he's scared out of his mind, i thought that was odd. anyway, dude asks me if the truck is new to me and i said that i bought it a year ago and have only had it on the road for about two weeks. he says, "well, there sure is a lot of smoke coming out of it." so i told him that it's diesel and that i had just turned it on about 2 minutes ago and it would clear up and run perfectly clean after the engine heated up. (there wasn't even that much smoke - it looked like a gasser on a cold day). anyway, he takes my license, does his thing, comes back and tells me that he didn't know it was a diesel and he's not going to ticket me but i should think about a tune up or something b/c it's a $140 ticket if you have visible smoke which you can smell coming out of your exhaust. how dumb of a law is that? i'll just wait for a cold day and go up to a cop car and smell his visible exhaust and ask for $140. just kidding. wierd tho. edit: the funniest thing was that as soon as i started it up after we were done speaking is that there was no smoke coming from my rig at all! i would have loved to have known what he was thinking seeing my truck with no visible emissions after he pulled me over for that very thing. he continued to follow me for a few more blocks. man, i wish i knew what he was thinking!