- Smoke on start up / car trouble
My girlfriends car had a service mot and a cambelt replacement yesterday which included water belt, aux belt tensioners etc. I started the car yesterday when it was returned home and all seemed well. However she went to use it today and it struggled a few times before it would start and when it did go smoke came from the exhaust (white smoke).
Could this just be a bedding in period for the new parts or could the garage have done something wrong somehow.
I might add its never once struggled to start in the 5 years I’ve known her and the car.
It’s a 2004 vw polo 1.9sdiPosted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
back to the garage ASAP
i would hope the garage had half an idea of what they are doing – but 1 tooth either way when fitting the belt makes for fun starting and plenty smoke
May also be cold weather just kicking in and you have duff glow plugs – this would also cause smoke due to unburnt fuel in the pots with bad plugs.Posted 4 years agoSaccadesMember
You often get white smoke on start up with older high milage cars in the winter a “hard start”. It’s water getting into the engine via the worn seals.
However if you never had problems before the timing belt was done I’d suggest that’s probably the culprit. Do you get black smoke on the motorway at high revs?
Take it back and get them to have a look at it.Posted 4 years agocouldashouldawouldaMember
I phoned the garage without driving the car, the collected it via a truck
Now I know you’re pissed at all this, but a measure of a person or a company is what they do when they eventually / inevitably make a mistake.
Yours have done good! As have you by not driving it (by the sounds of things).Posted 4 years ago
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