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What is the cause of 2001 Mercedes sprinter 413cdi blowing white smoke on start-up not at idle and again on acceleration no problem with starting and back of engine on left side near bell housing covered in black residue
This is sometimes caused by a bad O-ring that seals around the fuel injectors on some types of diesel engines.
Posted on Nov 08, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have you taken a spark plug out yet? You may have fowled them out. if they are not clean and have a whitish tone to them, then they need to be replaced.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
SOURCE: my truck blows white smoke
There are two differnt reasons for black and white smoke coming from the tail pipe.
Black smoke means fuel runs rich (car getting to much gas). Check fuel pressure/air filter.
In some cases the white smoke means car is burning oil or transmittion fluid. Have tem checked/replaced.
If you can feel a smelly smoke it can be catalytic converter.
In a worsest scenario if car blowing white smoke it can be engine coolant is getting into an engine cylinder from a bad head gasket ,or a warped/cracked head. So you need to keep your eye on coolant level and check your engine for overheat. Also might be good to check your oil for traces of coolant (on a dipstick it would be a milky substance mixture of oil and coolant).
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
I had the smae problem with mine last week, it turned out to be the IPDM Independent power distribution moduel, looks like a big fuse box. I would take it to a side mechanic and have them fix it instead of going to the dealer it took like 45 mins to take the old one out and put the new one in. If you go to the dealer they are sure to charge something crazy. Hope that works for you.
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
hello,according to service information;smoke formation or si 07.16-p-0004a (service inform) from mb ,your engine have normal function,if you want ,ask your dealer about the service inform with number 07.16-p-0004a,you can read the explanation regarding your problem,ty
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
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