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2002 4 cylinder turbo diesel smoke when cold

Old 10-07-2014, 11:49 AM
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Default 2002 4 cylinder turbo diesel smoke when cold

Hi everyone. New to the forum and new to diesel ownership
Living in CR and just bought a 1992 Hyundai Galloper with a 2002 4 cylinder turbo Diesel engine. Runs great when warm, but when starting cold there is white smoke until engine reaches running temp. No smoke when at running temp. Wondering where I should start to try and reduce startup smoke?
I should mention that we live at 1500 m in a very humid climate.
Thanks in advance for any input.
Old 10-13-2014, 09:32 PM
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This is just how diesel works. It's a much more combustible molecule yet its optimal temperature isn't as low as gasoline's. I'm not sure how to help you, but this rings true for all cars that are diesel in my experience. VW, Hyundai, whatever. Can you get a block heater for this guy? Best of luck!
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