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    Right, I may have some potential problems.

    1. I've started to notice a slight shudder from the car from side to side when accelerating. Any ideas?

    2. Complete seperate matter, the car blows out a mass of blue smoke on start up but the oil level hasn't changed at all. A potential issue somewhere?

    2.0 DTI 52 plate

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    You could try cleaning the egr valve out and also do the manifold while you are their as they get full of ****e.

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    Motion like that in my experience would be a bush on a wishbone , bent steering rack or failed engine mount. Jack up the car and hold the wheels at the side and check for play then do the same holding top and bottom. Next take if the wheels and visually check each bush and joint then use a pry bar carefuly to push against each component looking for any play. Whilst the car is up take off the undertray and check bottom and top engine moountings for play.

    Good luck bud

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    Could be turbo seals on the way out, but one to watch for on the 2.0 DTi's is loosing oil with no visible trace, it has been known for the injectors to fail in such a way that engine oil gets returned to the fuel tank via the injectors (They use engine oil pressure to actuate) and you end up burning it, your exhaust will have a blue tinge to it all the time and the car will run a bit rougher than normal.

    It's not uncommon for turbo's to start to leak once they've done 50k miles but it's also no immediate reason to replace it either unless your throwing loads of blue smoke out whilst accelerating, I would keep an eye on it for now.

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    thanks for your comments. got some investigations to do!

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