Thinking of replacing valve seals with 110K total on the ALH. Only symptom manifesting is cold engine start blue smoke billow for 3 seconds til blue light off. runs great . Is this a don't mess with it situation? Suggestions if not. THX Dave
I would recommend using Diesel Purge in its concentrated form in a loop to the injection pump to clean those injectors. Dumping additives might be good for prevention, but you want something that can clean them.Thanks oilhammer! Beeb starts immediately 1 second. I use 3 oz Diesel Kleen @ fillups. I always have a 2.9 mile twisty downhill startup run 3800 feet to 3000 here in western NC. Previous owner did have head cleaned/ timing belt replacement. Did not mention intake Manifold cleanup on bill. He (second owner @ 50K) did use Biodiesel until close to undrivable @85K. I drain the intercooler at 2 month intervals with 1/4 teaspoon most often. Replaced all vacuum lines (what fun!) 0-60 in 9.7 seconds. 46 mpg in these mountains over 50 on trips. 14.3v on battery startup. I'll get a second opinion cause i have only a cheapo OBD2 and no access to Vag com. Did have a quick wakeup call coming of I-95 and throwing her into a fast left and back to a fast right. Motor died with traffic coming at me. Restarted in 3 seconds Whew! Any further recommendations? Thanks for your time in welcoming me as a new member!