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    I think my 75k 1.9 CDTi is about due for some new glow plugs so I was discussing this with a mate. I also mentioned I get a small puff of bluish smoke on startup (only from stone cold, i.e first thing in the morning)

    He said thats a common sign that the glow plugs are getting on a bit..is that rubbish or true?

    I only get the bluish smoke on startup, and not when the engine is warm at all!

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    when blue smoke mate your burning Oil I think oil getting in to the engine or the turbo seals going

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    Turbo was replaced at 54k!

    What are Vx making them from, renault parts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenWonder View Post
    Turbo was replaced at 54k!

    What are Vx making them from, renault parts!


    I know they use the ****est quality goods possible.
    It might not be the turbo yet mate dont hold me to that all I know is blue smoke = burning Oil

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    Puff of blue is totally normal. It's from burning oil. As in the oil that comes out of the fuel tank.

    If it's starting normally, then never worry. A bit of reek is nothing to worry about, as long as it starts and runs fine then no point risking replacing the plugs, as they tend to break off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenWonder View Post
    I only get the bluish smoke on startup, and not when the engine is warm at all!
    Same here only when stone cold - i think it is the glow-plugs, but I'm not too bothered - will get them done though.

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    Blue smoke is oil, possibly a bit leaks past the valve stems and into the power cylinders over night.

    Glow plugs - - if the car starts easily when fully cold (ie first thing on these cold mornings) then they will be OK in all probability. WHITE / SMELLY smoke is a pointer to cold start issues which could be attributed to glow plug failure.

    If the GP ain't bust, then you don't need to change them.

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