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    Hi all

    Hoping for some help if poss...

    I have a 150 CDTI (facelift) with 110k.

    Over the last couple of days i have noticed smoke (not loads & intermittent) appearing in headlight beam (mainly drivers side) which is coming from the engine.

    Overall the car runs fine, mpg is good, smokes from the exhaust if planted and a puff from a cold start which what i gather is pretty normal. It is due a service/mot, and this is booked in on xmas eve!

    Any ideas on what it could be?

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    Could be your waterpump about to seize and damage the timing belt, Get it checked asap

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    ****** - i hope not sounds expensive It warms up ok and heat comes through the vents as normal!

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    Slight oil leak onto something hot? Or a bearing seizing/belt breaking up? Brake pads dragging? Cluth slipping?
    What does the smoke smell like? Oil, rubber, brakes/clutch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dai69 View Post
    Slight oil leak onto something hot? Or a bearing seizing/belt breaking up? Brake pads dragging? Cluth slipping?
    What does the smoke smell like? Oil, rubber, brakes/clutch?
    Not managed to get a whiff yet, doubt its the clutch although its abit noisy at biting point doesnt slip at all, could be anything youve mentioned - not knowing is the most frustrating thing!

    Ive managed to book in with a local mechanic at 2pm today - will report the findings, fingers crossed its something and nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by elite_150 View Post
    Not managed to get a whiff yet, doubt its the clutch although its abit noisy at biting point doesnt slip at all, could be anything youve mentioned - not knowing is the most frustrating thing!

    Ive managed to book in with a local mechanic at 2pm today - will report the findings, fingers crossed its something and nothing
    Hope it's nothing serious or expensive. Fingers crossed for you

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    Thanks buddy

    Just got back from the garage - fuel filters leaking a fair bit - theyll tighten it up and re-seal and i'll pick it up later this afternoon, they will charge 1hrs labour@ £30 - hopefully this is whats causing the smoke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elite_150 View Post
    Thanks buddy

    Just got back from the garage - fuel filters leaking a fair bit - theyll tighten it up and re-seal and i'll pick it up later this afternoon, they will charge 1hrs labour@ £30 - hopefully this is whats causing the smoke!
    Would it not be best to change the filter

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc vectra sri View Post
    Would it not be best to change the filter
    Maybe - how much would it normally cost to replace and fit?

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    Same as labour + about £10 for the filter mate! For them to tighten the filter up they should take it out of the crash box etc, so for 2 minutes extra they can swap the filter!

    Worth doing then doesn't need to be thought of for a couple of years.

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