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    Default 405 SRDT blows smoke

    Well, a smokescreen really, surprising with less than 300,000 klm

    I've been offered it, because i have 203s, and so know all about 'purjo's'

    really cheap, has a nice interior, good paint & is very straight
    Does anyone here want it?

    or, should i take on the request to replace the turbo / seals?
    how hard can it be , engine out I guess?

    Realistically, front wheel drives are outside my spanner experience,
    except for a hillariously bad experience with a rusty alfasud.

    (yep, been offline, nice to be back)
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    Black or white smoke ,sounds like the injectors need cleaning or the pump rebuilt ,ask your local diesel guy ,pugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugwash View Post
    Black or white smoke ,sounds like the injectors need cleaning or the pump rebuilt ,ask your local diesel guy ,pugs
    Hey Pugwash, Thanks for the reply
    Its White smoke, a huge cloud on startup, really like a smokescreen.
    Could it really not be the turbo oil seals?
    i should be able to make & post a youtube video, hopefully today but its snowing here at the moment.
    Dave

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    I would be interested . Where's the car located

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    I'm interested too

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    Google tells me white smoke in a diesel is unburnt fuel ,im imagening it would be quite cold were you are at the moment ,could be the glows arnt working too well , try a double glow ,injectors could be dirty not vaporizing fuel properly when spraying causing incomplete combustion ,if its not useing engine oil ,its got to be fuel ,its going to run a little rough till it worms up ,if a couple of glows arnt working ,i have heard stories of kewi farmers lighting fires under there tractors on snowey mornings ,before trying to start ,i wouldnt recomend it .pugs

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    If its only on start up it could also be leaking valve stem seals allowing oil to drip into the cylinders/exhaust while the engine is sitting and thus creating a cloud of smoke when you start it up.

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    Missed the snow - up in Tenterfield .

    Here's an extract from Cost Effective Maintenance - Diesel Smoke tells YOU a Story...

    White smoke occurs when raw diesel comes through the exhaust completely intact and unburned. Some causes of this include

    • Faulty or damaged injectors
    • Incorrect injection timing (could be a worn timing gear or damaged crankshaft keyway).
    • Low cylinder compression (eg caused by leaking or broken valves, piston ring sticking, cylinder and/or ring wear, or cylinder glaze)

    When white smoke occurs at cold start, and then disappears as the engine warms up, the most common causes are fouling deposits around piston rings and/or cylinder glazing. Use of ourFlushing Oil Concentrate and FTC Decarbonizer address these respective problems.
    Water entering combustion spaces will also create white smoke. Faulty head gaskets and cracked cylinder heads or blocks are a common cause of water entry, and are often to blame. Unfortunately, expensive mechanical repair is the only proper solution here.

    My money's on badly fouled/worn rings, or blown head gasket.

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