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Maybe this should be in Probs/Bugs section - in which case apologies - but I'd just like to know if this normal??

Had to lower the door mirrors the other day to reverse into a tight space and ever since I've been noticing a small puff of black smoke from the back of the car whenever I move off from stand-still
it's not much, but I'd just like to know whether all Tregs do it.

:think: Maybe I should pay more attention when I'm driving :sleepgo:

Can anyone offer some reassurance please
 

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Mark II said:
Maybe this should be in Probs/Bugs section - in which case apologies - but I'd just like to know if this normal??

Had to lower the door mirrors the other day to reverse into a tight space and ever since I've been noticing a small puff of black smoke from the back of the car whenever I move off from stand-still
it's not much, but I'd just like to know whether all Tregs do it.

:think: Maybe I should pay more attention when I'm driving :sleepgo:

Can anyone offer some reassurance please
I've never noticed it on mine - even when it might have had more BHP than it should...
but are you sure it's Diesel smoke? If so, it's generally a sign of worn injectors, cauling a "drop" of diesel to get in there (instead of the usual high-pressure vapour delivery). Sometimes, a wisp of smoke can be a sign of failing oil seals on a turbocharger.

Both of these are highly unlikely if you have a low mileage.

Personally, unless it's a "foglight on" cloud behind you, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Try some "expensive Diesel" for a little while (City Diesel or whatever they call it) and see what happens.
 

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Mark II said:
Maybe this should be in Probs/Bugs section - in which case apologies - but I'd just like to know if this normal??

Had to lower the door mirrors the other day to reverse into a tight space and ever since I've been noticing a small puff of black smoke from the back of the car whenever I move off from stand-still
it's not much, but I'd just like to know whether all Tregs do it.

:think: Maybe I should pay more attention when I'm driving :sleepgo:

Can anyone offer some reassurance please
This subject has come up before and the general feeling was that all the 2.5's do this to some extent mine certainly did and it had covered only 9000 miles when i sold it, when you put your foot down the engine clearly rev's before the car move's off and i would think that the smoke is no more than a ploom of burn't diesel.

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My 2.5 TDI does the same - 4 months old and only 5,000 miles. I'm not burning any oil at all so not worried!

In comparison you should see the smoke that comes out of Rang :tease: e Rovers!
 

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Thanks guys - just me being paranoid


I'm not too worried, just never noticed it before and as I'm more used to petrol than diesel the concept of black smoke from the exhaust seems a bit alien - hence the enquiry.

The Treg's only just reached 7k after 18 months (other toys) so highly unlikely to be mech wear and doesn't appear to be using much oil - I might just mention it when she's due for the first service, which should be November.

At least I know some of you have seen the same, which is a relief...

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Sounds normal. I'm on 75k and may notice a "puff" when the car has been stood in the garage for a few days.

But kickdown during the 'death lag' is another story. Again IMHO normal as I don't thrash the engine i.e redline it and you can get a build up of particulates in the exhaust.

A previous car (AUDI) failed an MOT on the emission test as a result. Audi dealer put some fuel treatment in and told me to 'hammer it' down the motorway for 50+ miles and them bring it back. Passed the MOT.
 

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I definitely get this and mine's only a couple of weeks old. I have seen it once but the main evidence is the two black exhaust tips I have to keep cleaning back to their proper shininess!
 

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:think: Is this anything to do with the 2.5 not being "Euro 4" compliant...I vaguely recall reading somewhere about this standard having more in the way of particulate filters fitted...would this eliminate/reduce the cloud of smoke you sometimes see from some diesels when they accelerate hard?

Just a thought.


Rob
 

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Mark II said:
........- but I'd just like to know if this normal??
Can't tell you if its normal, but I recently noticed the same thing when my wife drove off with the Touareg. I was starting to blame her for the puff of smoke .... now it turns out more people have the same problem.

I'd still like to continue blaming my wife though
. Possibly this will get her to use the mini more often.

Cheers,
Rob
 

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I'd still like to continue blaming my wife though
. Possibly this will get her to use the mini more often.

Cheers,
Rob
Carry on.....we won't tell her if you don't
 

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Robert2006 said:
Well thanks, Rob :angry2:
But you can better watch your driving style instead of blaming me and my lovely mini

Loeve, Antoinette ( your wife )
:oops: Think you've been rumbled Rob


Remember: "You are not obliged to say anything but anything you do say may be taken down and used in evidence against you - (ad fm) at any future place or time, in perpetuity "


A romantic gesture may be called for - otherwise, how comfy's your sofa??

 

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A romantic gesture may be called for - otherwise, how comfy's your sofa??
:oops:

I'll think of something romantic quickly!!!!


:clap: The whole thing did make me laugh though.

Don't think the mini forum is as much fun. I'll have a look later if Antoinette has been posting there as well.

Cheers,
Rob
 
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