Thanks for the reply pete.GONE FISHING said:The glow plugs are only used for a short while to heat up the mixture/manifold when the engine is cold to make it easer to start.
A certain amount of smoke when accelerating is normal with a diesel, but if it gets to be a thick cloud, then the most likely cause is dirty injectors.
YupGazolzwurf said:Why not just pour in a bottle of injector cleaner on top of a full tank of fuel?
Must be worth a try first before forking out the pennies to the mechanic
what was the cost of having them cleaned, did it make a big difference ?GONE FISHING said:Yup
Your right Gaz.
But dont expect too much. I tried these twice when I had a diesel and they didn't work. I ended getting the injectors cleaned.
I suspect that the smoking is within the accepted tolerances, so the best bet would probably be; to have a word with a trusted mechanic.
It was about 10 years ago when i had the diesel so i can't remember the cost. That car was a Ford with a (non turbo) Peugeot diesel engine. So we are talking about different animals.poodle said:what was the cost of having them cleaned, did it make a big difference ?