Ford and Volkswagen MPV Forums

Large MPVs -- Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra: => Mk3 Ford Galaxy / Ford S-Max => Topic started by: frank62 on December 05, 2013, 05:55:22 AM

Title: when accelerating I see smoke
Post by: frank62 on December 05, 2013, 05:55:22 AM
On a motorway iwant to overtake someone I press the accelerator and after around 2000revs I see a cloud of smoke not blue but grey, any ideas
Title: Re: when accelerating I see smoke
Post by: Chrispb on December 05, 2013, 11:46:39 AM
Hi frank62  [W4]

I would say turbo seals are going/gone
Has your engine oil level dropped suddenly, is it using lots of oil?

Title: Re: when accelerating I see smoke
Post by: frank62 on December 05, 2013, 08:29:08 PM
It doesnt look like oil smoke no blueish tint, it disperses quickly, as though its running rich if that sounds right, I was thinking of putting some injector cleaner in the next fill up , to see what that does
Title: Re: when accelerating I see smoke
Post by: gregers on December 05, 2013, 09:04:27 PM
egr valve might need a clean out.
Title: Re: when accelerating I see smoke
Post by: frank62 on December 06, 2013, 07:08:16 PM
Where  is the erg thing and how hard is it to do
Thanks again
Frank
Title: Re: when accelerating I see smoke
Post by: gregers on December 06, 2013, 08:09:07 PM
right bear with me,

if you look on ebay for a egr blanking plate,theres a seller showing the general location of it,also i think it may well be on the ford wiki page but i think thats for a mondeo but again gives you a general idea.
Title: Re: when accelerating I see smoke
Post by: frank62 on December 07, 2013, 05:55:44 AM
I found it .just undecided whether to clean it all or blank it up.will it pass an emissions test if I did either
Thanks
Frank
Title: Re: when accelerating I see smoke
Post by: Mirez on December 07, 2013, 08:43:12 AM
It should pass that bit of the test but it is illegal to blank it so if spotted then youll fail the overall test. I am not that familiar with the the mk3 but most modern ecus will detect and throw a fault code if the egr is disabled.