Lots of white smoke from ML270Cdi?

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  1. A210AMG

    A210AMG MB Club Veteran

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    Hello

    I was up in the lakes with my father inlaw who has an ML270Cdi. We had left the site and they were a little behind us and never actually caught up....


    Anyway, he said that when driving on the A road to the motorway his car was bellowing out a fair amount of white smoke.....he was about to stop but on turning joining the motorway this stopped and has been fine.

    No lights on dash / high temp etc.


    When we left it was cold (ice on window cold)


    Is that just normal, I fear it could be a head gasket possibly but know very little about these things...


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. ms500

    ms500 Banned

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    Sounds horribly like my 124 when I left Newcastle a few weeks ago, though it also went away once the engine warmed up. I think it's probably the head gasket.
     
  3. Smiley

    Smiley Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Check the coolant level - if the head gasket has gone then it will lose coolant. Most likely is that it was just condensation and nowt to worry about.
     
  4. donruffd

    donruffd Active Member

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    sounds like gasket to me aswell...my old mans w202 was bellowing out thick white smoke...mind you the temp guage would be goin up and down like a headless chicken
     
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  5. tuikku

    tuikku Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Turbo can also give white smoke.
    When it breaks, oil burns.
    Hope not...
     
  6. BlackC55

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    I very much doubt it will be the head gasket.

    Yet to see one go on a CDI engine.
     
  7. panason1c

    panason1c Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yes, very normal, just hot exhaust gasses hitting cold ambient air.
     

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