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3.2 DID Pajero/Montero diesel injection problems

I have just replaced the injector nozzles and glow plugs in my 3.2 DID Pajero (140 000km). Hot starts are taking up to 6 secs followed by a cloud of black smoke. Cold starts are normal. Other than this, consumption is good and power normal.

Is this a leaking injector, a pump problem, or something else? I'm very worried about diesel getting into the sump oil.

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It's definitely your injection pump seals mate.....common prob with these engines. My 1994 2.8TD was exactly the same until I had the sealls replaced. I went for the complete reconditioning and not just the main seal and it cost me £519 in total. Dunks

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