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my 2002 volvo v70 D5 smokes excessively at around 2000 rpm.

The smoke is black and... Show More
The smoke is black and billows out and there is a lack of power as it does this. If i accelerate it will pass and also if i decelerate. It seems as if it is choking. It seems to vary depending on the temperature. I have used injector cleaner which does not make any difference. The air filter is clean and the fuel filter was supposed to have been changed at its recent full service. It does not burn any engine oil. There seems to be a slight whistle which varies according revs. I cannot find any obvious pipe splits though
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Black smoke can be caused when there is an improper air to fuel ratio. The fuel does not burn completely and the partially burned particles are expelled in the exhaust. One of the most common causes of black smoke is an air inlet restriction. This can be anything from a plugged air cleaner, an intake hose collapsing or anything else causing an air flow problem even plugged exhaust. On automotive applications the airflow through a paper filter is sometimes restricted enough to cause black smoke especially on acceleration. Injector malfunction is also a common cause for black smoke as is incorrect engine timing.Turbocharger or intercooler faulty . Overfueling can also cause black smoke and is one of the reasons setting a fuel system above factory specifications is strongly discouraged. Internal injection pump problems can also result in black smoke. you need to to test for fault codes also with special scanners to monitor all functions also to check fuel filter also for restrictions or leaks

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Black Smoke

This is due to a air to fuel ratio imbalance, either the fuel system is delivering too much fuel into the engine or there is not enough clean air (oxygen ) a few things to look for :

Faulty injectors (injectors need attention at about 100.000 to 120 000 miles)

Faulty injector pump
Bad glow plugs
Dirty air cleaner

Turbocharger or intercooler faulty

Problems within cylinder head, valves clogged up due to faulty EGR (exhaust gas recycling unit)
Customer reply replied 3 years ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** no fault codes but there seems to be oil on top of the intercooler by the bonnet release catch. Seems to be just over 2000 rpm when the smoke billows and there is a definate flat spot but it will clear with hard acceleration and a lot of smoke!!!

Customer reply replied 3 years ago.
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You must run those test and check parts I listed in last reply ! Intercooler can sucking oil thru pieces you must look all. Those parts I listed close !
Customer reply replied 3 years ago.

many thanks, I will check through them all