February 27, 2013, 7:04 am
So - this is probably going to be one for repair under warranty... but I seem to be getting white smoke specifically on startup (will take the car for a run in an hour and see if its after engines warmed up as well)
from what I understand it can be many things, injector seals, needing replacement glow plugs, or compression in the cylinders...
Anyone got any other idea's?
I think it should be covered by the warranty, but I do need to take it for a run to confirm...
February 27, 2013, 7:43 am
and water getting into your cylinders if it still does it when its warmed up. have you noticed any water lose?
February 27, 2013, 8:30 am
cant say I have, I just took the car out for a run, started the car (its been sat in 5 degrees for 7 hours...) very light tint of white to the exhaust, and having just took it for a nice warm up run down the motorway and back, came back to clear exhaust...
Checked under the Oil cap and there's no mayonnaise substance so looks like it shouldn't be a gasket issue anyway...
At the moment, I am putting it down to condensation, but will need a reply to my next topic so I can check a few other things... I will check the water level later though!
February 27, 2013, 10:30 am
is this the first time you noticed it? would of just thought cause its cold mate.
February 27, 2013, 11:14 am
nah, noticed it a few times, more specifically in the mornings, but when I drove home the other night, I had a car behind me lighting it up as I put my foot down. Again, it was sub 5, so anticipate that is all it is, but given the car has warranty, I just want to check a few things and get it fixed if it was to turn out more than just cold!
February 27, 2013, 11:53 am
oh right fair enough, probs worse in the morning because of condensation aswel, take it to the garage and see what they say.
February 28, 2013, 2:43 am
Will keep an eye on it for now, and will do my own checks on the likes of the seals etc once I can get the engine cover off. At the moment, family means that I absolutely cannot be without the car for the next few weeks, so if I see a blatant problem I can get it looked at, but as it seems most likely to be condensation, I will have to work with it.
February 28, 2013, 8:43 am
no obvious damage underneath the cover, just a bit of surface rust so don't think there is too much of an issue there. No evidence of escaped oil / fuel etc to indicate a leaking seal.
March 1, 2013, 7:32 am
having managed to take the cover off and having a look around, I did see that there is a bit of surface rust on certain components, I think its the injectors?
I wonder if this points to any particular problem?
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