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Berlingo 1.9d not turbo,always slow to start in morning but once going no prob all day . it is not the battery but white smoke when started , I think it may be an air problem ?

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WHITE SMOKE IS USALLY A SIGN OF THE HEAD GASKET IS BEGINNING TO LEAK WHAT IT DOES IT DEPOSIT'S ANTI-FREEZE ON THE TOP OF YOU PISTONS WHICH IN TURN FOULS YOUR SPARK PLUGS.IT PROBALLY RUNS ROUGH WHEN IT ACTUALLY STARTS CHECK YOUR ENGINE OIL FILLER CAP FOR WHITE MILKY LOOKING STUFF OR YOUR DIP STICK.

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SOURCE: Citroen berlingo when i turn ignition on only oil and air-bag light comes on i put a cd player in the other day and i sparked ans smoked any ideas wot i have done is it a fuse

take vechicle to garage if you see airbag light flashing, sound like you have a electrical problem if you see smoke sparks something shorting out.

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