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Author Topic: White smoke  (Read 2290 times)

Offline 8879gw

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White smoke
« on: December 01, 2017, 08:43:27 AM »
Hi all i have a 2000 ford galaxy 1.9 115hp

When starting cold when i turn ignition on i can hear what i can only describe as air pushing through liquid. When i try and start it it is really rough rattling like mad for about 3 seconds then runs fine except it has white smoke coming out of the exhaust for about 5-8 seconds maybe

Any help would be massively appreciated 🙏🏼 Im going out of my mind

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: White smoke
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 10:11:49 AM »
That noise will be the in tank pump operating.

As for the white smoke and rough running now it’s cold could well be glow plug fault, you can get a meter on them to check resistance but you might aswell change them anyway if they have been in a while.

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Re: White smoke
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 10:52:54 AM »
Hello! Have you check cooling water don't sink.

When it's white smoke it's water
blue smoke oil
black smoke to much fuel.

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Re: White smoke
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 12:29:37 PM »
White smoke is also unburnt fuel like when glow plugs knackered,black smoke is over fuelling/lack of air from boost leak etc.

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Re: White smoke
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 10:39:28 PM »
im goner ask the question............
it is coming out the rear exhaust and not the aux heater??
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Re: White smoke
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 11:06:13 AM »
I had very similar and it was three of the 4 glow plugs that had gone south. Amazed it still started tbh!

 

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