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Clouds of smoke.

Discussion in 'Diesel Chat' started by CostaCruiser, 9 April 2018.

  1. CostaCruiser

    CostaCruiser New member

    Messages:
    8
    From:
    Spain
    Car:
    Mondeo Mk4 2.2lt S
    I live in Spain and about three weeks ago the engine warning light came on in
    my Mondeo.
    I put it into the Ford main dealer the following day.
    When I collected it the mechanic said something about the particulate filter
    (he only speaks Spanish and my knowledge of the language as it applies to
    mechanics is non-existent) and presented me with a hefty bill.
    The car now drives fine (I drive it every day) but once a week it pumps out
    clouds of white/grey smoke that lasts about three or four minutes and then
    clears. There's no loss of power, no warning lights and no increase in engine
    temperature.
    It's embarrassing and scares the hell out of anybody behind me, they fall
    right back very quickly.
    Any ideas chaps as to what's causing it ?
    Many thanks in advance. :eek:
     
  2. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

    Messages:
    4,813
    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    IF your car is diesel powered then it may be the DPF regeneration cleaning process in action although but wouldn't have thought that it would happen that often.
     
  3. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    41,250
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    If you only do short journeys it will clog up and need to run a clean cycle quite regularly. Do long runs and get the engine nice and hot and you'll save yourself a fortune in DPF repair bills.
     
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