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White Smoke at start up
#1
Hey Guys

I've just joined the Berlingo family last week and have bought a 2004 Berlingo Van!

I have noticed when trying to start it sometimes needs 2 tries and when it does start up there is a cloud of whiteish smoke coming out and it is a bit lumpy until I rev the engine a bit, once driving it is fine no smoke on acceleration etc etc.

On a side note while driving it sounds a little like an old vw camper when accelerating, is this normal or does it sound like there is a problem with the exhaust?

Van details:
2004 (54 plate)
Berlingo Enterprise 600
1.9D (No turbo just the straight diesel)
95,000 miles

Apologies if any of these have been asked before, I did have a search but couldn't find anything similar.
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#2
If it sounds like a volkswagen it could be a loose injector
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#3
If it takes a couple of attempts to start, smokes when it does and runs lumpy first thing I would suspect at least one glow plug has failed.
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#4
Glow plugs aren't used when it this warm.
Somedays you're the pigeon, Somedays you're the statue.
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#5
My glow plug light is still coming on in the morning. How warm is "this warm"? Bearing in mind it was frosty yesterday too where I am, it could still be glowplugs.
If replacement glowplugs don't cure it get the valve clearances checked.
Malc

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#6
(01-05-2013, 04:39 PM)steve valentine Wrote:  Glow plugs aren't used when it this warm.

The 1.9 always needs them first start doesn't it ? My light came on the HDI yesterday morning as it was frosty here as well.
So where does this bit go then ?
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#7
Thanks for the replies folks.

I've got it booked in at my local garage for a service and a health check next week. From what he said when I spoke to him he agrees that the glow plugs might need replacing. It has got nearly 100k miles and it is nearly 9 year old.

Regarding the noise when driving it might be down to a gap where the exhaust joins the manifold, until next week ill just pretend I am driving a vw combi!!

Every diesel I have drove the glow plug light has always come on at start up, admittedly I haven't drove one newer than an 07 mondeo.
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#8
It's not come on for about a month on my 2.0hdi. I guess it really is always sunny in Yorkshire :whistle:
Somedays you're the pigeon, Somedays you're the statue.
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#9
I'll bet it's the valve clearances, inlet valves closed up.
Hope your garage checks these for you.

1.9d glowplugs always come on for a bit even when warmish.

Cheers and welcome.
Adam..2003..1.9D..LX..Silver Crew Cab Van.....
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
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#10
White smoke is that a new Pope Confusedtudy:
I DO MISS MY BERLINGO Heart
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