306 - 1.9TD-white smoke

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ianb
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306 - 1.9TD-white smoke

Post by ianb » 19 Jun 2003, 17:59

The cars' a 306 xrdt (1.9 td) '94 with 85k,
It's used daily on a 60 mile round journey on m'ways & dual carriegeways.
It's been running ok except this morning, I accelerated hard up a hill past a slower vehicle, it pulled ok but for the next 3 to 4 miles it was chucking out white smoke as I drove at a steady 60.
This cleared then the rest of the journey seemed ok although I did keep to a very steady speed,
Am I likely to have blown something or was it just clearing it's lungs so to speak, I don't normally push the revs above 3000 or so as I let the torque do the work.
Any thoughts anyone?

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Post by JohnD » 19 Jun 2003, 23:41

White smoke can be caused by worn or dirty injectors. You could try some Miller's dieselclean or Redex diesel in your fuel tank. Injection timing being out would also produce white smoke, but if it started suddenly, you can forget that one. A head gasket leak will also show up with white or grey smoke. Check your header tank for any water loss.

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Post by ianb » 24 Jun 2003, 14:41

John,
Thanks for your thoughts, I've had an oil & filter change, the old oil didn't seem to have been water-contaminated, I also changed the air filter, it was billed as replaced at the last service but looking at the condition of it I think it had been in service for a lot longer!
Anyway it seems a lot happier now, I've given it some welly in third gear up hills and it seems to have kicked the smoking habit.