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cluvie

D4d 06 2.0 very smokey

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Hi guys I left my car parked up for a day and when I went to start it she was very smokey. Like oily smoke. I've only just bought her and I'm wondering what the issue could be. She's just been serviced and is driving well. Fuel filter done about 10k ago. Mileage 160k miles. If a heater plug was faulty would the indicator light keep flashing or would she throw eml light? Could it be egr??

Any help app. Thanks

 

 

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Check egr easy job to clean.plugs could be on their way out  

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Well as an update. I changed the 4 heater plugs at a cost of 80e very expensive I thought and that was trade price. I noticed glow plug cylinder 2 had a build up of carbon all up the stem which made it difficult to remove. The other 3 were fine. I've a sinking feeling it's gonna be an injector issue. Well I suppose it's a case of elimination  and that's the four glow plugs changed. I'll keep ye updated. It's going to a man more qualified than myself Mon  night. If any body has a recon injector please keep me in mind. Hope for the best plan for the worst

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Did you change plugs yourself? I bought a set at 32 pounds at Xmas when gsf and eurocarparts had good sales on.

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I did indeed. I bought them in Top Part motor factors. I get a lot of stuff there so they were the best price for blue print stuff. There was cheaper but all the mechanics using blue point

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As an aside does everybody go to main dealers for injecord?  Quoted 220e plus vat for one and they reckon I'd need 6 washers for the fuel lines as well at 6e a pop. 300e plus fitment. I'm not a happy camper!!!  I knew I should've stuck with petrol lol

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Go to a diesel specialist might be a bit cheaper than dealership.yeah the washers were a problem on some engines.

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Hi again folks had my car with a mechanic friend today and he seems to think that the valve oil stem seals are what's the problem. Bluey smoke and down on oil. Any idea how much I should be budgeting for if they are in actual fact my prob?? Does head gasket have to be done as well??

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Is it using any oil? And how much smoke?does it happen all the time? 

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It's very unusual for stem seals to be a problem on a diesel because there's no vacuum in the inlet tract so no suction under the valve. If it is a problem you'll see a puff of blue when using the throttle after long overrun down a hill for example. I'd expect the head to be off to do this job. 20 to 30 hours for the ad engine not sure about the earlier CD, yours is 06 right on the change. Plus you may be into reshimming valve clearances, could be spendy. Much more likely to be ring pumping if it's oil burning. In fact if it burns blue under acceleration that is what it will be.

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It's the chain driven engine. I think that she is a little down on oil how much she's using I'm not sure tbh. 

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It's happening pretty much happending hot or cold. Seems worse when she's parked on an incline. It's driving me nuts and I won't be happy till I know for sure what exactly is the problem

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Maybe a leaking injector or oil in your intercooler.

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Thanks for all the input Frank. It's doing my head in not knowing. She's such a nice car to drive etc. Amazes me how hesitant and smokey she is at start up but goes like a scalded cat after wards. Great power and comfort. There is a little turbo whistle. I will keep everybody posted. I'm hoping to have news one way or the other Tuesday

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