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Twiggy
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31st May 13 at 21:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Had the Zafira 21 days tonight and its now kicking out white smoke under load and abit when we did a u turn.

Turbo fucked/Headgasket?
richc
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I would of thought if it was the turbo, the smoke would have a hint of blue?
Corsa_Sport21
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1st Jun 13 at 09:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

White smoke is water.
Twiggy
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Starting think so too, but no loss of water and oil looks fine as does oil cap?

Mrs just took it for a spin was fine?/ DPF??
Dan
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1st Jun 13 at 09:55   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

White smoke is also over fuelling, so faulty injector/s, low compression, lack of air

Is eml on?


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Twiggy
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No eml so there wont be a fault code will there?
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Doesn't sound like the turbo, if it was the turbo it would be running rough and plooooming out Blacky blue smoke.
As for the over fuelling thing... Usually when it's over fueling it's black smoke. White smoke says water to me. Sounds daft but have you kicked its plumbs in recently? All of my taxis just get driven round about town and some to the airports. So they fill up with shite and start to smoke. So when they go for a service I go kick there plumbs in down the bypass and the shite that comes out is unreal! Then It stays clean and un-smokey for a few months.
Does it just get used to pootle to the shops and to work or is it getting used hard or for long distance?
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During the week the mrs pootles round town and school. I drive it twice a week and give it a bit. Once a week it gets a 60 mile round trip on the motorway
Twiggy
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FROM AA WEBSITE

We're seeing some evidence of DPF systems failing to regenerate even on cars used mainly on motorways.

On cars with a very high sixth gear the engine revs may be too low to generate sufficient exhaust temperature for regeneration. Occasional harder driving in lower gears should be sufficient to burn off the soot in such cases.

DPF regeneration will be initiated by the ECU every 300 miles or so depending on vehicle use and will take 5 to 10 minutes to complete. You shouldn't notice anything other than perhaps a puff of white smoke from the exhaust when the process is completed.

There's no evidence in AA breakdown data that the problem's going away newer car models seem just as likely to suffer DPF problems if not driven 'correctly' as those built when DPF's were introduced.
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1st Jun 13 at 10:46   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

White smoke can be turbo. When it went on Fabia was plumes of pure white smoke
Ben G
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what did i tell you?
John
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quote:
Originally posted by Steve
White smoke can be turbo. When it went on Fabia was plumes of pure white smoke


Seen this on another PD when everyone said it should be blue. Couldn't see for miles behind until we got it home.
WATSON
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Turbo. our escort rs done very same.
Dan
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If its turbo. It will be blue smoke. Not white.

White is water or excessive fuel.

If its white and only doing under load. I'd look at injection pump and injectors.


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Steve
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I must be colour blind then
sc0ott
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Maybe it was coincedence the turbo went at the same time, just the white smoke disguised the black.
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My tts turbos gave out blue smoke
Corsa_Sport21
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My LET turbo puffed out blue smoke when it was fooked.
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Blue and white smoke is very hard to tell the difference between tbh.




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Twiggy
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I think the DPF was trying to do a regenerate thingy as it sticks some diesel into it and then it burns the shit out, but as we were just pootling home it was not going fast enough to work and thats where the smoke came from...

Just given it a good smashing and its seems fine!
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Tts turbo not turbos btw
tb16v
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It will have been doing a DPF regeneration, it can happen whenever the conditions are met! Doesn't always have to be motorway journeys
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I heard putting them under load can sort it? Ie 2k revs in 4th on a hill and full throttle to get the exhaust temps up?

 
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