Ducato 2.3 blue smoke

alan1958

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Jan 2, 2014
3
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oban
Funster No
29,525
MH
bessacarr
Exp
2010
I have a bessacarr e456 2.3 diesel 55 plate
drives starts all fine but when it comes to junctions or roundabouts traffic lights etc and I go to pull away I get a blast of blue smoke , The van was remapped when I got it and I have spoke to them and they said that's not the cause as it would of done this from new , sometimes I don't get any smoke I have tried different types of fuel additives and stopped buying my diesel from supermarkets any ideas
Alan
 

scotjimland

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Jul 25, 2007
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6
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15
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Exp
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Blue smoke indicates oil is being burned.. what is the millage.. and has it been serviced recently ?

From Diesel Smoke tells a story
  • Worn valve guides or seals
  • Wear in power assemblies (ie cylinders, piston rings, ring grooves)
  • Cylinder glaze
  • Piston ring sticking
  • Incorrect grade of oil (eg oil too thin, and migrating past the rings)
  • Fuel dilution in the oil (oil thinned out with diesel)
 
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alan1958

alan1958

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29,525
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bessacarr
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2010
Hi thanks for your reply . The millage is 30,000 it had a full service in nov last year just before I bought the van , there is no smoke on startup its just I set away from junctions roundabouts but not all the time ?

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Feb 9, 2008
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10,628
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1,455
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Since 2007
30,000 miles is nothing. How many miles have you done ? and when was the last time it had a good long run? . Maybe that's all it needs. I too have a 2.3 and it drives exceptionally well and I make sure I do a minimum of 30 miles a month. Now got 22,ooo after 3 years and engine is great.
 
Jan 11, 2011
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14,933
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Hobby Siesta V65GE
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since 1990
hi .
had the same with our 2003 fiat when idling after a run , for example in traffic jam pull away clouds of smoke but no oil burnt.turned out to be end float in turbo bearings.so new turbo at 24000 miles AND always left running after a run to let the bearings to cool down
 

scotjimland

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Jul 25, 2007
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Hi thanks for your reply . The millage is 30,000 it had a full service in nov last year just before I bought the van , there is no smoke on startup its just I set away from junctions roundabouts but not all the time ?

definitely underused., that's less than 4k a year , does more harm than good.. diesels need to be worked hard, and often .. as Philip says... take it for a long hard run .. but do check the oil level regularly..

if that doesn't do the trick a visit to the diesel doctor may be needed.. it shouldn't be burning oil at that millage.

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alan1958

alan1958

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Jan 2, 2014
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oban
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bessacarr
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2010
Thanks for all your comments guys re miles I am just back from 4 weeks in France 3000 miles fuelled up in Belgium with premier diesel and no smoke. drove home filled up with bp and the dam thing was smoking after a 40 mile run. I use the motorhome every fortnight min 200 miles, I will get the turbo checked out
cheers Alan
 
Nov 6, 2013
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S. Ayrshire
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28,914
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The usual
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Since the beginning
Hi thanks for your reply . The millage is 30,000 it had a full service in nov last year just before I bought the van , there is no smoke on startup its just I set away from junctions roundabouts but not all the time ?

Check the oil level to see if it's been overfilled
 
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