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    When i first start it up it turns over for ages then starts with a puff of white smoke. Once started it will turn over fine until it is left for a time. I've changed the glow plugs and the plug pre-heat censor/timer thingy. Any ideas

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    Oh yeah, 2.2 dti

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    My gues is the fuel is flowing back when parked up. Common issue on the 2.2. Someone with a current 2.2 will tell you what part you need as its some time since I had mine

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    i think that the fuel leaks back to the tank on a dti !. have a search on the how 2s there might be something to fix it on there hth...

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    check the leak off pipes, search forum as there's plenty of posts about them

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    Park it facing down a hill if you can overnight and see if it starts up first time. Mine does this now, leak off pipes could do with being changed. Failing that, injector seals.

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    Thanks everyone, will have a look this week.

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    mine does the same man , im guessing injector seals but i cant get anyone to look at it for 3 - 4 weeks have you tried starting it with the water temp switch disconnected (which brings on the glow plugs ), i have put a witch inside the car from the temp switch and it does help but it,s not the cure

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