Well, I posted a thread 'HHHEEELLLPP!! 1.9CDTi Broken'the other day. Been out to my car this morning (with a hammer and a rag) and tried to identify my Smokey Engine issue.
Ive read loads of other threads which have highlighted common problems
- Injector Issues
- EGR Valve sticking (Repaired under warranty nearly two years ago)
- Swirl Valve failing (Repaired at £900+)
Couldnt decide what colour smoke was so had a good look around engine and found a strange problem you might be able to hep me with. I found a loose breather pipe that connects the downpipe from the Mass Air meter (from air box) to a cylindrical black device next to the EGR valve (just to the left as you look at the engine from the front). This just rattles around its that loose.
As my car is now fairly free revving, I decided to brave the roads and see if I could drive the car to the stealers.
When I irst went out I could see a fair amount of smoke from exhaust and after about quarter of a mile, decided to turn round and head home just incase. Out of frustration I booted it which resulted in a big cloud of black smoke then nothing. All signs of smoke have disappeared. Went round the block a few times, switched engine off and restarted it without problem.
It is still fairly hesitant until turbo winds up but then it flies.
As my other post said, my car had been sat for over a week and I was wondering if something had stuck and my frustrated right foot has just cleared it.
At the moment, the car is booked into stealers next week. Its not smoking any more, still fairly hesitant until turbo wind up and for some reason the temp guage is very reluctant to move (dont know if thats related or not).
If any one else has had similar issues, please give me an heads up. Dont want to get ripped off.
STRANGE BLUMMIN CAR