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Hi there,
From time to time (every 2000km), i can se a very heavy light blue smoke coming out from the exhaust. it last for about only 3-4 minutes and stops.
no warning on the dashboard, oil temp is OK, no specific noise, no performance lost.
I have no idea of what is it...
The last smoke test for pollution said everything was normal
my car is 6yo and 295.000km
I have noticed that the hosepipe (flexible) exhaust gaz collector has a little crack, is this linked to the heavy light blue smoke problem ? I have order a new one anyway because it smeels smoke inside the car when not driving.
Also sometimes the motor won't start, it starts only after 10 sec of rotation with the starter, sounds like water somewhere..
Any idea any tips and tricks ?
Thanks for your help ! :lol:
 

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Hi Rickl
Thanks for your feedback
The garage has recieved the exhaust flexible, and I get it mounted on Monday, as you said, I hope it will solved the heavy smoke issue. I will ask to check the particle filter to ensur that it's not t damaged.
Concerning cold-stating problem, I have try to wait for the end of the car system check, no difference. When I did it twice in sequence, sometimes, I have message saying "water in ingnition, please contact your dealer...". They check and change the fuel filter but still the same difficulties to start. I have notice a strange fact . In the early morning in Lyon France, my car starts fine, i drive 140km to Geneva (Switzerland), then in the late afternoon, when i take the car to drive back to Lyon (140km again), the engine fail to start easily.... its always like this, not depending of outside temperature, rain, etc... How strange.... (in Lyon my car is parked on the street, and in geneva in a underground public parking)...
May my car be not Switzerland compliant ?
Thanks again
Stats on my car : http://www.spritmonitor.de/en/detail/530426.html
 

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No Geneva is only 150m higher than Lyon (400m, vs 250m)... not so significant...
I was used to stay above 1200m with this car and did experience such difficulty to start.
As soon as I can I'll try put a water dispersal agent, and replace the air filter
les Menuires is good place to ski especally out of the scholar french holiday times... less queue at ski-lifts..
Thanks again
 

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starting issue

In my case, there is no link with the duration of non use. day or 2 weeks no differences.....
Thanks for the link, i'll follow it
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no french holidays in January they start on feb 16th, lucky guy !
 

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Issue solved

Hi there
i have replaced the hosepipe (flexible) exhaust gaz collectorthat had cracks and have already driven more than 6000km without any similar symptoms.
Thanks to all for your messages and support ;ol;
(env 200euros for the flexible and 200euros for labor

best regards
 
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