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Chevrolet captiva why is that when i start the engine, the idle seems to be unstable and there is too much smoke thats coming out?

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Run fault codes to determine the cause of the fault.

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Check above your head. Where the light comes on. Switch to off (i.e. Middle)

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do a compression test to make sure the cylinders are in balance.
if the compression is good,change the plugs wires cap and rotor.
also air filter,fuel filter and clean the throttle body inlet with a cleaner.add an additive in the full tank of gas to clean the injectors.

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SOURCE: Chevrolet captiva 2.0 lt poor mpg captiva has

I also have a Chevy Captiva 2L Diesel but with the auto box. The MPG on that one is abysmally bad! I bought it a few weeks ago with just under 30K miles on the clock (2007 model), and it returns around 230 miles on a full tank! That's around 17 MPG and probably on par with a Hummer!!
I was expecting the auto box to be less efficient than the manual of course but not to consume twice as much. Anyone out there with any ideas as to why this could be? I was actually already checking under the car to see if it loses fuel... We live in the suburbs and our trips can be considered a mix of urban and extra urban (they are admittedly on the short side and from a cold winter start; still, this doesn't justify the extremely low MPG). The car seems adequately powered for its weight and considering the small'ish engine and auto box.
Thanks!

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Diesel Intake Air Flow Control Performance.

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clean the cold start sensor .may have dirt or water over it.

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