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Mike Kelly, Auto Service Technician
Category: Car
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Experience:  17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
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I have an 06 Citroen Picasso , diesel engine. On cold starts

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I have an 06 Citroen Picasso , diesel engine. On cold starts it is very smokey but once started runs very well.
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Are there any warning lights coming on at all?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
From what you are describing this issue is consistent with a valve that is leaking down and causing the issue that you are having. What I would suggest as a next step is to have a cylinder leak down test performed on the engine.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** that this a definite possibility. Do you think the repair would be very expensive ? The car is in very good condition otherwise but I am seriously thinking about scrapping it.
This is going to be a expensive repair because of the labor for the head removal and the reworking of the head. It will be a costly job.
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