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    Angry Im smoking!!!!!!!

    My car has started smoking on first start in the morning!!!! one big billow of smoke then its fine until the next day!!!
    Took it to the Vauxall dealer at Ramsey as it has four months left on the warranty.
    Rang them up about half way through the day, to be told that it is fine and it does not smoke excessively and that any smoke is due to it double fueling on a cold start!!!!! I could not believe it as its a big black/blue cloud of smoke. Surely this cannot be right, its only done 30 thou and I dont drive it hard!!!!! Asked them to do a compression check, they came back with "no its fine" Got in my car started it up" big black cloud of smoke shot out the back right in front of the mecanic. He said "it did'nt do that this morning" thats because I have'nt started it since the compression check must be fuel left in the cylinders" I told him my mates 1.8 sri ( same age with 20 thou more miles on it did'nt do it) Then to my disbelief he told me Vauxhall dont make a 1.8 sri,what a complete ******!!!. I asked him if it could be a ring problem to which his response was "ive worked on Vauxhalls for twenty years and Ive never had a ring problem in all that time so I dont see why this car should be any different" . give me strentgh!!!!!
    He did notice that somebody has not put the reccommended three prong plugs in it on the last service. could this have anything to do with it?
    Can anybody help me?

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    Help me please

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    Could be oil getting passed the valve stem seals overnight and then burning off on first start up.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamtheStig
    Could be oil getting passed the valve stem seals overnight and then burning off on first start up.....
    Thought about this but think the car is to new for this problem, also if it was the valve stem oil seals if you let the car coast in gear, this would suck oil into the cyliders and when you put the foot on the gas it should throw smoke out again and it again and it does'nt, so I doubt if it is this

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    Quote Originally Posted by david-bell
    Ha ha thats the same as mine !!!! cant believe it I was going to get my video camera out tomorrow and video it as well!!!! Thank god im not the only sad one on here. lol


    It cant be right though, can it?

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    Still think it is a ring problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by David
    I asked him if it could be a ring problem to which his response was "ive worked on Vauxhalls for twenty years and Ive never had a ring problem in all that time...."
    Quote Originally Posted by David
    Still think it is a ring problem
    There's just so much fun you could have with those quotes - the one in bold in particular!!

    Sorry, over!

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    your right, perhaps I should put put it on an all bran diet, that might solve it lol

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