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I have an L200 2004. All seems fine then every so often the enging begins to stutter, plooms of white smoke out the back, loss of power, smells of diesel and it sound like a bag of spanners. After leaving to stand for five mins everything ok again. Does this mean a new fuel pump? Please help. Thanks

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White smoke often indicates water but wouldn't expect it to be intermittent but a compression check might reveal useful information.

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this indicates that you have a blown head gasket. you may not have water in the oil pan but it's because the water is not leaking into your oil galleys,but instead leaking into the cylinders and being burned hence the white smoke.. there is a big myth that you will get water in the oil with a blown head gasket . there might be trace amounts but the only time you get water in the oil is if the heads crack or the block cracks othere wise most times it's just getting burnt in the cylinders,hence the great amount of white smoke. please rate this thanks.

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Sounds like your injection pump timing is off, an injector is leaking or a bad seal on your IP.
VW dealers have a horrible reputation when it comes to TDI's. Check out the posts over at www.tdiclub.com Those guys are very knowledgeable - and the first thing they'll tell you is don't take it to a dealer.
You can probably find someone in your area that has a copy of Vag-Com (scantool software that vw uses) software that could look at your timing. It definitely sounds like your dealer was throwing parts at your car because they didn't know what your problem is. If I were you, I'd copy and paste your post from here over at www.tdiclub.com

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I know you said new fuel pump and filter but I would recheck the fuel pressure. Drive the vehicle with the fuel pressure gauge on it and see if the pressure drops after 10 minutes.

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Its the EGR valve. Had exactly the same problems on my old 1.9 JTD.

You can take it off and remove all the carbon crud thats built up inside but the problem WILL return unfortunately. Its a mechanical failure so no error codes will be shown for this fault. You can also block them off which will return all of your power but also possibly make it an MOT failure due to excess soot coming from the exhaust.

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