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Nissan blows black smoke

  • By Graham Smith
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Steve Paton


My 2010 D22 Nissan blows a lot of black smoke, but my dealer said this was normal. I don't believe him, what do you think?

Graham Smith
Ask Smithy


No it's not normal for a modern diesel to blow a lot of smoke. It sounds like it's too rich, check the fuel pump.

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  • Steve we had a ‘05 VW Transporter which blew a intercooler pipe and blew massive amounts of smoke. Seriously, they could use it in the war to lay a smoke screen. When we got it fixed, it kept overboosting real jerky and was still blowing smoke, although not as bad. Started overheating. They replaced the waste-gate. Still didn’t quite fix it. All it was - a faulty clamp on the turbo outlet and the intercooler out let. It was leaking air, making it blow smoke etc. So I’d recommend checking all the hoses and the wastegate, just in case it’s not boosting enough. Cheerio

    herb Posted on 13 March 2012 2:54pm
  • hi smithy . iv just brough a 1971 hq it,s runing a 327 chev with a 144 b&m blower, my qustion is do they run very rough when first stared ? ( munch )

    munch delaney of sunshine coast Posted on 10 March 2012 3:07pm

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