New to the site and having problems with a 2.0l DTI, Plate 2004 but the engine is a 2002.
The car starts first thing in a morning and has done so since I bought it the problem started when I went back to it a few hours later it would take three or four times to start. When it did start black smoke would come out of the exhaust. I wasn't doing much mileage until recently and now I'm having real problems. It starts first time no problem in the morning, it will rev up fine when I first put my foot down, but then it wont go over 1100 revs, and black smoke comes out of the exhaust. When I rev it, it justs chugs and more black smoke comes out. When it warms up I turn the engine off and restart and it runs fine.
Recently as I did run it and the engine maintenance light came on, I had a mechanic check this out and he said it was the crank shaft warning light. He cleaned the EGR valve which he said was a common problem and switch the maintenance light off. Its still the same but the engine maintence light has not come back on. Any ideas welcome