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    Hi

    I have read a few post about smelly smokey diesels on start up but none really answer my situation.
    I let the glow plugs go out and the car starts within a couple of turns but does emit quite bad smoke (diesel smelling) for a couple of seconds.
    I have read that this could be glow plugs but as car statrs first time this I presume would eliminate glow plug?
    The amount of smoke does seem to be getting worse however the worse days may be the colder days.
    Dont know if it could be linked to fuel consumption but it is a 150 bhp engine and as an average (mainly short journeys) the computer (which seems to be very acurate when checked with a calculator) shows around 38 mpg for the tank full.
    I have put 2 bottles of treatment through (Redex etc) and it didnt seem to smoke before I did this.
    I also have the emissions light (orange, looks like an engine symbol) come on periodically and when plugged in to computer the code led me to believe the egr valave needs cleaning, but wondered if this could be linked to the smokey starts as well.
    Thanks in anticipation

    Shaun

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    mine does this on 1st start of the day,i believe its the glow plugs on mine as i get the light on for about 1.5 miles every morning then it goes out .changing them is easy so i have read but some people have had nightmares with them breaking off when removing them.

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    I get smoke from the front of the car on start up most mornings and a diesel/oily smell. I think the smell could be due to a fractured flexi pipe but not had a chance to chck this out. I dont get any lights, etc.

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    redex smokes on start up wait till its run through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan danz View Post
    redex smokes on start up wait till its run through.
    Yep i did think it could be the redex i will keep an eye on what it is like on the next tank full, Thanks

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    Where abouts from the front do you guys get the smoking?...

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