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Smoke when cold weather or when accelerating

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I own a VW Golf GLS TDI. I have the check engine light on since a while now. I believe one or several of the glow plugs are dead. When the weather is called or when I accelerate, black smoke comes out. Is it serious? Anything I could do myself to fix the problem?

Thank you very much!

Herve Irion

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    my car smokes aswell what do you think is wrong

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Oil change??

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I would not worry too much about it as diesel cars do let out black sulphur when accelerating it might need a good run at a faster speed to clear it out if it is driven around town a lot at lower speeds

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