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mike_a_mechanic, Mitsubishi Mechanic
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Experience:  17 years experience as a auto mechanic, foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.
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Hi I have a Mitsubishi Canter 35 LWB (2004) that has started

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I have a Mitsubishi Canter 35 LWB (2004) that has started losing power and blowing blue smoke. It has just done this 3 times over 160 mile trip.
It seems to happen for a very short time (10 seconds) then coughs and is good as gold again for 30 -40 mins.
It did pass it's MOT 5 days ago so I'm at all loss as to whats going on!
Any ideas please?
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Are there any type of warning lights coming on?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Yes there is the 1 orange engine warning light that flashed up everytime the problem occurs for around 10 seconds

Is this a turbo?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No its not

Ok what the issue that you are describing is consistent with is a fuel injector that is sticking and over spraying in to one of the cylinders at times. The first thing that I would suggest is to have the fuel injectors tested with a balance test.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It was a blocked fuel filter... That was it, All sorted.

No need to touch the fuel injector

Great. I'm glad you got the issue fixed. Thank you.