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    can anyone help me , i have a 56 plate sri 150 cdti when i start the car in the mornings from cold it smokes like an old cortina and runs very lumpy for about a minute then clears . It has been to VX several times and they say theres nothing wrong with it . I should also say it has had 2 injectors a manifold and swirl pot done about a year ago. I am getting very frustrated about the problem and VX dont seem very interested . Should i try another dealer or just be persistant?

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    I'd try a different dealer

    do you let the glow plug light go out before you try & start her up

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    What colour is the smoke ? Black/white/Blue

    Mine smokes a bit in the morning when starting esp if it hasnt been cold enough for the glow plugs to come on,my smoke is just un burnt fuel

    Also check this thread as wiring loom on injector 3 can cause lumpy starts

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...t=62925&page=4

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    What sort of smoke is it? what colour?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    the smoke is black and stinks of unburnt diesel . It doesnt have a glow plug light thunder. It doesnt use any oil but has had the smoking problem since all the work was done on it . Have had the injector loom done so i dont really know wot else to do ?
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    Doesn't have a glow plug light? It should do in this weather. That would probably be why you are getting unburnt fuel/black smoke if the preheaters are not comming on.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Doesn't have a glow plug light? It should do in this weather. That would probably be why you are getting unburnt fuel/black smoke if the preheaters are not comming on.
    Mines the same unless its below 2 or freezing it wont activate glow plugs there was a thread on here about forcing the plugs on,you could try that and see if it stops the smoke if it does i think theres a sensor that needs replacing

    Found it http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...t=56728&page=2
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