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My car smokes a lot and under the hood I noticed, 163000

Customer Question

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JA: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: My car smokes a lot and under the hood I noticed
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you been losing oil or coolant?
Customer: 163000 miles No loosing of oil or coolant
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: Is a saab 9 3 1.9 Diesel 2008
JA: What year is your Saab?
Customer: 2008
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I didn't try I dont know how to fix cars
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No that all
Submitted: 5 days ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 5 days ago.

Hello, I am Jose Sebastian. Your automotive expert, It's a pleasure to me to attend your question. Thank you very much for trust in just answer.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Hi
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
We can chat here if is alright pls
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 5 days ago.

Dear customer, does the smoke you notice have a characteristic smell like burnt plastic?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Is smells like diesel
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
smoke comes in the car also
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 5 days ago.

Dear customer, do you feel that the vehicle is losing power?

Do you also notice that the vehicle consumes more fuel than usual?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
No
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
It pulls very good actually
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
is not consumes more fuel
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Far as I know the dpf was removed and the egr
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 5 days ago.

Dear customer, it is possible that fuel is leaking or an injector is sending more fuel than usual, if the fuel injection system has not been serviced for a long time this is normal.

To correct this you should calibrate the injectors and the pump on a test bench, also check the seals and the liners where the injectors rest.

Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 5 days ago.

Dear customer, the exhaust system of the vehicle has been removed.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
The dpf was removed
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 5 days ago.

Dear customer, then you must have the problem with the exhaust, the dpf should not be removed, not having dpf can be dangerous for the exhaust system of the engine because you can clog it.

In this case it is possible that you have clogged the exhaust system and the smoke is looking for where to go out, it may be breaking some exhaust gasket how it may be by the same valve e g r what you removed.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Is this expensive to fix?
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 5 days ago.

Dear customer, the dpf should not have been removed, in this case reinstalling one can be costly, I could give you an approximate price but I know that exhaust systems have a high cost.

Anyway if the vehicle does not need the mot you can continue to use it.

Is there anything else I can help you with?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
I can't really use it as normal as the smoke comes in the car sometimes
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
I don't know
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 5 days ago.

Dear customer I recommend that you leave the original exhaust system back on, reinstall a dpf and e g r valve, never condemn these systems as they are an important part of the engine's performance.

Is there anything else I can help you with?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
No thank u
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 5 days ago.

I hope this info to be helpful, my goal is to give you the best advice i can, I hope to be helpful, if you have any doubt or want to know anything else please do not hesitate to reply back.

Kind regards, Sebastian.