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I have a vectra 1.9 diesel 2008. its recently started blowing smoke out of the exhaust intermittetly. the diesel particulate filter light is flashing and the engine will not achieve normal temperature and it starts to cool down on its own. it goes below 80c and then starts to blow out smoke until you switch off the engine. on restarting it appears fine but the light is still flashing and it then goes through the cycle again. i am a cab driver and this is cracking me up. please help

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Have the filter cleaned.

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