As an aside ... being parked up with the engine running has been illegal in the UK for a while now, and if you do it regularly near a school there's a fair chance someone will report it. Particularly a older diesel that's pushing out smoke!if you park up with engine running for say 15-20mins
in my case...sat waiting for the Kids to come out of school watch TV in it with engine on so not to flatten battery
Have a useful doc on diesel smoke that I use for diagnosis.White ish blue...defo not black.....
It looks like I'm going to book it in with my local Diesel specialest....get a full diag....Have a useful doc on diesel smoke that I use for diagnosis.
Blue smoke is caused by engine lubricating oil burning. The oil can enter the combustion chamber from several sources including:
· Worn valve guides, or seals
· Cylinder &/or piston ring wear
· Cylinder glaze
· Piston ring sticking
· Incorrect grade of oil .. too thin and getting past rings, or valves guides
· Fuel dilution of the oil, making it too thin.
Blue smoke is often evident at cold start, which can reflect reduced oil control due to carbon fouling deposits around the piston rings and/or cylinder glaze. Blue smoke should not be evident at any stage.
An engine may burn oil without the evidence of blue smoke, because good compression burns oil quite cleanly, however, it is not acceptable for any new engine, or engine in good internal condition to burn large amounts of lubricating oil.
White smoke is caused by raw, un-burnt fuel passing into the exhaust stream. Common causes include:
· Incorrect fuel injection timing
· Defective fuel injectors
· Low cylinder compression
Low cylinder compression may be caused by leaking valves, sticking piston rings, ring wear, cylinder wear, or cylinder glaze. When white smoke occurs at cold start and then disappears as the engine warms up, the most common causes are fouling deposits around piston rings and/or cylinder glazing.
Continuous evidence of white smoke indicates a mechanical defect, or incorrect fuel timing.
1PACK DIGITAL DC AUTO BATTERY VOLTAGE METER Voltmeter Car Lighter Socket Plug-in | eBayOn the battery and engine running etc....as the car is "new to me" and the battery went flat in the garage while working on it, I just did not want to get stranded...once my confidence in the car has built up I agree....should be able to sit with radio on for 1/2 or so no problem....am also Disabled so hate getting stranded and the wife is away on Business...thats the only reason I sat with the engine on and noticed the issue.....it has a new battery now anyway....my point is.....it should not do it....i.e. if stuck in traffic jam on motorway it would smoke too after 15 or so mins...unless thats illegal and you have to turn your engine off then too..... ?
One is the "T" inlet to Turbo Seal and the other is the OIL Catch tank feed...not sure where you got heater from??The top looks like your pcv, and could cause smoking.
The orange seals, 1 for the heater, the 1 for the turbo spigot has been upgraded a couple of times I think. That wouldn't be responsible for the smoking but as said earlier might be leaking onto the inlet port motor, that isn't there any longer in your case.
Be careful as upgraded 'turbo' seals don't always fit well into the original plastic air intake duct. You might break the ends off while tightening.