Jump to content


Rough running/smoke 2.0 diesel


iainw
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hello, everyone. First post.

While my son spends a year abroad, I have become the custodian of his 2007 2.0 diesel, which I find an absolute pleasure to drive. Recently, however, it has started running a bit roughly when accelerating from low revs in a high gear, and there is noticeable  smoke when accelerating away after idling at traffic lights. Does anybody have any idea whether this is a simple fix? He is returning quite soon. Do I bite the bullet and book it in, or simply say to the lad "It was ok when I used it last"!!!  Performance is still fine, and the car still returns well over 45mpg and occasionally over 50 when I drive like an elderly spinster.

Many thanks in advance.

Iain

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites


hi iain.   start by looking in the( forum) click on x type and view the posts that you think may be linked to the problem your having. but hey i think it wont be long till you get some sound advice on what to do..

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Iain, and welcome to the club.

My son has a x type 2.0D diesel, and he had some black smoke too.  I went to Halfords and got a can of Diesel Magic to clean the injectors, as back smoke is a fuel problem.  That should do it.

If you are feeling generous, you could get the Terraclean service for his Birthday present which is well worth the £120 it will cost.

Just google "Terraclean" and it will come up with the nearest garage that does the service.

Regards,

Peter.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've always been a bit sceptical regarding the claims made for fuel and Oil additives, but put a bottle into a tank less than quarter full and gave the old girl a blast at high revs in third up and down a local dual carriageway. Seems to have done the trick! Seems to run smoother and pick up a bit better as well. 

I'll recommend he puts a bottle into a full tank every six months or so to keep things hunky dory.

Thanks for the help!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi, I am a newbie to this site but have used its advise to solve my problem of black smoke when accelerating. I tried the fuel additives and then the Terraclean but no joy. I then noticed people mentioning split intercooler pipes, and yes you guessed it a 9cm split. I followed a you tube video and fitted the new part, not easy but manageable. Result no more black smoke , mileage up from around 40 to 48mpg so am very happy. I would therefore say to a big thank you to everyone who has posted solutions to black smoke problems, it certainly helped me.

RIMG0983.JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • 1 year later...

I have black smoke coming from my exhaust and cars a bit jerky acceleration and having read the comments.u have all helped me sleep easier tonight as I was worried it was something expensive.thanks from new member

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome to the club, Jim.

My son has a Jaguar x type that had the same issue.  Can of Diesel Magic plus using premium fuel cured  both the smoke and the jerky running almost instantly.

Black smoke is usually a fuel system warning that can be rectified easily.

Regards,

Peter.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share





×
×
  • Create New...



Forums


News


Membership