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Putting out some black smoke when under load

Discussion in '200 TDi' started by mikescuba, Aug 9, 2013.

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  1. mikescuba

    mikescuba Well-Known Member

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    My 200 tdi was working fine, I thought I would give it a treat and poured in some injector cleaner. Since then it has been putting out some black smoke when under load. I have changed the air filter and diesel filter; I discovered a turbo hose had split so I have renewed all the turbo hose for silicon ones.
    It doesn't burn much oil. I never have to top up the oil in between services.
    The amount of smoke seems to vary depending on the atmospheric conditions I think. Is there anything else one should check before seriously thinking about injectors and replacement. Its done about 150 thousand miles. Starts on the button even down in -18 C; Runs sweet. Will cruise at 70/75 mph without any problems in fact the faster I go the less it smokes, its just when getting up there.
    Any suggestions please.
     
  2. ferretboy

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    Sounds about normal to me !!!
     
  3. lee3022

    lee3022 New Member

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    Mines the same, smokey under load, when it stops smoking then worry haha
     
  4. mikescuba

    mikescuba Well-Known Member

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    I have ignored the smoke and it seems to have disappeared. It got through the MOT so can't be bad.
     
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    Hi,

    Just to let you know:
    "Black" smoke is cause but over loading, eg Not enough air in the mix.
    "White" smoke is cause by excess / unburnt fuel. Could be leaking injectors ect......
    "Blue" smoke is caused by burning oil. Could be rings, turbo, or leaking valve stem oil seals etc....
     
  6. lee3022

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    Guess the snorkel proberbly doesn't help mine
     
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