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L322 STILL NEW TO ME smoking

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by DUFFY, Aug 21, 2018.

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  1. DUFFY

    DUFFY Member

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    Hi againthat dident last long , I started it up to day smoking like a good thing blue and white .I checked the crank case breather and the valve in side it again looks good , and the hoses. oil level stable , coolant full. does any one what other tests I can do to sort this out MOT due . It starts and drives fine thanks
     
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    Blue is normally oil burning so could be valve guides or seals , white is unburnt diesel or coolant.
    Can you get it plugged in to diagnostics to see if that shows anything like an injector or turbo issue.
    Does it smoke all the time or only when nervous or at social events ?

    This might help
    https://costeffective.com.au/2017/03/05/diesel-smoke-tells-you-a-story/
     
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    An injector leak off test might be appropriate.
     
  4. DUFFY

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    Started it yesterday was smoking bad ticking over didnt drive it had to turn it off, started it to day was no smoke, when it smokes its a lot it clears up after 3 or so miles. I don't think its oil it smells like diesel its light blackish colour a tint o blue . I am going to do a injector leak off test next , is the Icarcroft diagnostic tool any good will it test injectors and door locks etc Thanks for your time
     
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    Be careful, could be turbo seals leaking oil into the intercooler. If it gets too much, it could run away and destroy the engine. Check the intake tract for signs of oil.
     
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    Yes I will do that before the injectors thanks again
     
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    You can try the icarsoft to see if it picks up any engine related faults. Could be turbo or injector related as guys already said, the leak off test will tell you if you have a fuelling problem relating to a specific cylinder / cylinders. Not sure if you get live data with icarsoft.
     
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    The white smoke on start up and idle is a good indicator of a bad injector, leak off test time iv just done x2 injectors on my van same symptom as you.
     
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    If it's injectors, that's what ate my first engine and I never got as far as smoke!
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    White smoke from exhaust can be expected on a cold start in damp or cold conditions. It is normal and should disappear when engine warms up. Blue smoke however is oil burning and could be caused by a few things as mentioned in other posts. It depends how long it lasts for, if it is constant it needs a serious coat of looking at.
     
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    Hi, started it up just now after leaving it since yesterday no smoke, will check again to morrow going to check the turbo for oil on intake in the morning
     
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    It is normal to have some oil in induction tract intercooler and hoses from turbo. However it should not be swimming in it.
     
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