Smoke at startup

Pharmboy

Well-known member
Joined
May 10, 2001
Location
Kalamazoo, Michigan
TDI
01 Golf
Seems to be a bit smokier upon starting, especially in colder weather- car has 84,000 miles on it and runs good otherwise- injectors?
 

Pharmboy

Well-known member
Joined
May 10, 2001
Location
Kalamazoo, Michigan
TDI
01 Golf
Whitish-blue smoke, smells like burning diesel. One fair sized billow -5 seconds- upon starting the car and then it runs as normal.
 

WAKeele

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2008
Location
Missoula, Montana
TDI
2002 Jetta GLS
Not to hijack this thread--seems like the same answer would work for both of us--but I'm encountering the same but mine persists up to 15 - 20 seconds and it's not really cold either here on the Gulf Coast (well, it wasn't until this evening). '02 Jetta TDI with ~226K It also lacks a bit in acceleration over my last one. The only thing I want to think about is an intake manifold cleaning.
 
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