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    Hi - wondering if anyone can offer some advice on the above problem. Got a 2008 Vectra CDTi 150 that over the last month or so has started to produce a little puff of white / blue smoke at startup in the morning and idle roughly for a few minutes. It's got 31k on the clock and only does short journeys to and from work - about 8 miles each way, but this does include a run down the motorway.

    It's not done this before and always been fine, serviced regularly and doesn't use a drop of oil ever. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks - J.

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    Hi,
    when the smoke has cleared does the car run ok?

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    check for over pressureisation of the coolant, those symptoms can be a ruptured egr cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julian924s View Post
    Hi - wondering if anyone can offer some advice on the above problem. Got a 2008 Vectra CDTi 150 that over the last month or so has started to produce a little puff of white / blue smoke at startup in the morning and idle roughly for a few minutes. It's got 31k on the clock and only does short journeys to and from work - about 8 miles each way, but this does include a run down the motorway.

    It's not done this before and always been fine, serviced regularly and doesn't use a drop of oil ever. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks - J.
    Glow plugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladeage1 View Post
    Hi,
    when the smoke has cleared does the car run ok?
    Yeh, I'd say by the time I've got a mile down the road the tickover is fine and no more smoke.

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