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Toyota Hilux Not Stating When Hot White Smoke

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hi there Im new to this forum, i own a 2008 toyota hilux 3.0D. in morning time when i start it, it takes longer to start than usual and when the car is hot it doesn't start at all. if it does it smokes white smoke really alot.. what can i be wrong with the car?

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Assuming you have no strange noises from the engine and that no warning lights are on, and as a starting point.

When did you last have the fuel filter changed?

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Thanx for the reply. ... no noises or warning lights at all.... ... got it changed about 100 miles ago..

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I think before you go any further you should get someone to look at the fuel pressure when running via the OBD port. White smoke can be a sign that the head gasket is perhaps blown, or that the fuel that's injected will not burn for some other reason. These reasons can be many and need hands on diagnoses. Start with the simple things before the expensive options. Get someone on the job who really understands Toyota Diesels and their problems,not a cheap skate.

I regret to say though that I do not like the sound of symptoms you are describing.

Good luck.

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thanx dogdays. i have got is checked by mechanics but no one is coming to a conclusion. i have read it somewhere that it can be the injectors or EGR Valve ? in your opinion can it be these two... i will get it checked by more mechanics or i guess the last option is dealers :(. ..

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This is the trouble, it could be this or it could be that. This is a compression ignition engine so anything wrong with the fuelling or the compression will cause the fuel not to burn. Have you had your glow plugs checked? These are essential for cold starting and some engines these days rely on them for hot as well. I don't know the 2008 Toyota Diesel that well, that's why I said about a Toyota Diesel specialist, the temperature sensors on some engines can cause fuelling problems for cold starting as well.. Has this engine done many miles? Does it use Oil?

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Bit of a strange one that, as said there can be many reasons, ask the lads on the Hilux forum theres bound to be somebody with ideas. http://www.hpoc.co.uk/

Has it been like this long ? it hasn`t had some petrol or dodgy diesel in has it ?

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you have blown the head or head gascket

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