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Old 11-16-2012, 01:28 AM
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SMOKE 'EM IF YOU GOT 'EM

I have a '95 300D and every morning I start it, it smokes like a chimney until it warms up a little. After that its completely fine, no loss of power or mpg's. Any suggestions?

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:26 AM
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Color of smoke?
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:51 AM
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Check/replace heater-plugs, their controller and its supplies. Check Injection Timing/chain for stretch.

Check atomisation of injectors/have re-built.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:50 AM
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Smoke is white.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:00 AM
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Double check that the smoke does not smell sweet. If it smells sweet it's coolant. If the smoke is really. A light grey, then it's unburied fuel.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:29 AM
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I like to make black smoke when I jump on the pedal
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:18 AM
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Not sure where you are, benzo, in a hot or warm place, but what you are describing sounds like glow plugs, or lack thereof. If you are in a cold place and your glow plugs are not working, you probably won't be able to start. If you are in a hot area, it will probably start without glow plugs but smoke for a while until the cylinders warm up.

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:19 AM
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