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Author Topic: Ford Galaxy 1.8 Ghia black smoke  (Read 3338 times)

Offline Lovemygalaxy

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Ford Galaxy 1.8 Ghia black smoke
« on: December 30, 2014, 10:30:16 PM »
Just bought a ford Galaxy 08 Ghia model
Noticed black smoke coming from exhaust when I change gears
Any ideas ?

Offline Chrispb

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Re: Ford Galaxy 1.8 Ghia black smoke
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2014, 04:03:43 AM »
Hello and  welcome5
Is the servicing up to date on the car? if it is then maybe a faulty airflow sensor (MAF)
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Offline insanitybeard

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Re: Ford Galaxy 1.8 Ghia black smoke
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2014, 11:32:21 AM »
Also, especially once a car's done a few miles, and even more so if most of them are in town on short trips, frozen  or sticking EGR valves (due to carbon buildup) can cause these kinds of issues and are pretty common, more recent type EGR valves use stepper motors instead of the older vacuum controlled type, once the carbon buildup gets past a certain point the motor isn't powerful enough to overcome the resistance and the valve can freeze.
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Offline ScaniaMAN

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Re: Ford Galaxy 1.8 Ghia black smoke
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2015, 01:11:09 PM »
As above, plus if you have a whistling noise when the engine is running it could be a split in the turbo pipe from the from the turbo to the manifold. This is a common fault with the Mondeo resulting in the same symptoms.



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