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    Default Good garage in Exeter area?

    I know, there is a dealer in Exeter but after serious problems caused by Eden Vauxhall, I would like to find a good local garage where I can go with my DTi estate.

    Ideally, I am looking for a garage that knows how deal with engine issues as well.

    Thanks,
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    Had no problems with Eden tbh as long as you know who to speak to their normally ok
    What's up with car ?

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    Default Eden

    Burst of grey smoke on start (but only then) and some metally noise, which disappears after a minute or so. This started after they needed to replace my glow plugs (which they hadn't in stock and took days to arrive). Then it was all kinds of things to repair this and each time I needed to look in the engine bay if anything else had been knocked off.

    In the first year, they've had it for nearly 7 weeks in the workshop to repair all kinds of things which only appeared after they corrected other issues.

    On top, there was something wrong with a stamp in my service book which they 'corrected' by given a new book (wrong one) with all 'proper' stamps.

    In short, I've lost my faith in them but really would like to get the smoke sorted and as it has nearly done 90k, I'm not sure what needs doing but don't dare to ask them...

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    Smoke on startup is quite normal mate as long as it fires up 1st time and it's not a big cloud like in one of my videos
    Metal tapping noise could be a faulty injector get a wooden handled screw driver and get someone to start car and hold tip of screw driver on injectors and put your ear on wooden part and listen for loud knocking, Good injectors should tick quietly.

    Might be best taking a video and uploading it to YouTube and post a link

    Do you know where metal noise is coming from ?

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    Default A lot of smoke

    The cloud of smoke is the size of the car and embarrassing in public places...

    No idea where the knocking sound come from, it might be better described as ticking though. Will try to stick my head in the engine bay to find out.

    You bet I should give Eden another try? Anyone particular I should try to speak to?

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    Dave pine at Eden tell him Donald with the blue kitted up Vectra c sent you, he's best one to speak to.
    Does car start 1st time or is there a bit of cranking 1st ? If your ever near Teignmouth pop in I'll have a quick look

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    Yes, it normally starts 1st time OK. Sometimes some cranking but rarely. Might need to replace my battery (don't know if this is relevant).

    Thanks for the offer, I'd let you know if I'm in your area.

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    Get a volt meter on your battery and post results or go into a garage and ask them to check battery when I changed mine I couldn't believe how fast it turned over

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    Battery is 12.28/12.31 volts. Any good?

    Can I also measure the glowplugs? If so, to which bits to I hold the multimeter probes? And I measure conductance (ohms?).

    Finally, and typically, I tried to film the cloud of smoke this morning but due to the strong winds, nothing could be seen on the movie...

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    Mine was 12.2 then 12.45 started to test glowplugs put negative on battery - and take plug cap off glowplug then put end of + probe on the top tip of glowplug

    Here's a link to my video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz5gi...eature=related

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