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Loss of power and acceleration on Mazda 6 Turbo diesel 2003

Driving home and power suddenly went, no acceleration and clouds of smoke when driving uphill. The oil warning light did flicker on, but has not come on again and oil level is OK. There is a slight noise from engine, but nothing clanging or banging. I am looking for guidance of possible cause (and so cost) before deciding if it is worth trying to get a garage to fix it. Car has 60,000 miles on clock and has not given me any problems before.

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  • d_peace Dec 30, 2008

    Hi
    Smoke is white and grey and ony appeared when going uphill, not while driving on the flat


  • Rich Jackson May 11, 2010

    I missed that you wrote in that it has a turbo in the title, sorry about that.

  • Rich Jackson May 11, 2010

    What color is the smoke?

    Does your car have a turbo?

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I'm assuming that that smoke was more previlant while going uphill because that's when the turbo would be really spolling up to max psi. I would guess that if you really got on the gas hard and got the turbo going even on a flat surface, that you would notice the smoke too. The loss of power and the white/grey smoke are tell tale signs that your turbo is bad or starting to fail. Good luck!

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