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Black smoke it is 1996 ford 1.8 turbo diesel when cold it is ok when it warms up it seems to geta back pressure on the pedal then there is a surge a cloud of balac smoke and its off till it does it again.have put new heater plugs in some times I get a diesel knock I have to ease off then there is a ploom of black smoke

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You have a carbon build up, replace the glow plugs.

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