White smoke from W203 C220 exhuast under heavy accelleration

Discussion in 'Engine' started by Flash, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Flash

    Flash Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Aug 18, 2003
    CLS 350 CDI Sport - W218 with Full AMG Styling, Bentley Conti GT
    On my W03 C220 CDI I have noticed that under hard/heavy acceleration there is a puff of white cloud/smoke that comes out of the exhaust which I can see from my rear view mirror. Is this normal or is there something wrong?:confused: I know that black smoke means that the injectors are probably leaking but am not sure if this is the norm for white smoke.

    Could someone please advise.
  2. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

    Jul 13, 2003
    Peugeot 403 Convertible
    It probably isn't white smoke just the small particles being picked up by the sun at a low angle. It may even be dust being thrown up from the road under the pressure of the exhaust fumes, seriously I've seen this from the panzer when the roads are dusty.

    If it is white smoke (steam) then it's head gasket, but I bet it isn't.

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