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    i have an 08 150 cdti...the engine was replaced by vauxhall under warranty at 43k due to a failed water pump...

    my problem is that occasionally when i stop at traffic lights there`s a huge cloud of smoke from the exhaust...its done this maybe 6 times in ten thousand miles since the new engine

    but the main cause for concern is when the temp guage goes to a third (about 85)..usually it`s straight up...but when it goes down the tickover becomes unbalanced and the car shakes a bit...plus the exhaust gasses smell burnt?..it does this a few times a day

    the car is used as my taxi so doesnt really get hot or cold all day...just stays hot till i finish work!

    i`ve only got 4k left on the warranty so want to get this sorted before they tell me to sod off

    jon

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    Check this thread: http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=110789

    Its perfectly normal, its the DPF in regen. If you switch the engine off while its doing it then eventually it will clog up and you will have a bill woth lots of £££££££££ on it.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    well thats a wieght off my mind...i wonder what the cloud of smoke was?...not seen it for a couple of months...hoping it was something to do with the engine swap!

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    probably a dose of soot being burnt off.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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