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Smokey 80

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My 92 import 80 does tend to smoke a bit when pulling away. I had a chat
with the deisel guys at Swindon about possible causes and fixes. They were
very helpfull and suggested that before I stripped any injectors or sent the
pump to them for calibrating I should check the running with the filter
removed. This I did and was quite surprised to see or rather not see so much
smoke as before. Also the engine was more responsive and not so sluggish. I
am reluctant to drive around too much without a filter so fitted a new
filter. Back to the smoke and not so responsive. Any suggestions on a fix
for this. Could a less restrictive filter be the answer or should I send the
pump off for calibrating? Or even fit an intercooler?
 
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Morning Kirk,
I find it worrying that the removal of the filter makes such a
difference.
You can get something like the Green Cotton Filter that Frogs sell which
is a little like a K&N - it will let the air flow a lot better, but also
lets a lot more crap in so shouldn't be used in dusty environments (e.g.
overlanding, off roading in the summer, etc).
What colour smoke are you getting?
Logically as you increase the fuelling you will get more power to a
point where the engine is over fuelled and starts producing black smoke
(unburnt fuel) and you also get increased head temperatures (not good).

Removing the air filter will allow more air into the engine - at your
current level of fuelling the car works well with this. I would
therefore look to keep the filter, but adjust the fuelling to work with
the filter.
However before this, I would check all the hoses between the filter,
turbo, etc as well as check that the turbo is boosting correctly - I can
understand a blocked filter causing the smoking problem, but not the
difference between having a filter and removing one - I would have
thought that the turbo minimise the effect, the fact that it does
suggests that there may be other problems.
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
07971 540362
[Email address removed]

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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of kirk ross
Sent: 20 February 2008 20:24
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Smokey 80
My 92 import 80 does tend to smoke a bit when pulling away. I had a chat
with the deisel guys at Swindon about possible causes and fixes. They
were very helpfull and suggested that before I stripped any injectors or
sent the pump to them for calibrating I should check the running with
the filter removed. This I did and was quite surprised to see or rather
not see so much smoke as before. Also the engine was more responsive and
not so sluggish. I am reluctant to drive around too much without a
filter so fitted a new filter. Back to the smoke and not so responsive.
Any suggestions on a fix for this. Could a less restrictive filter be
the answer or should I send the pump off for calibrating? Or even fit an
intercooler?
 
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Guest

Guest
Hi,
Me and a friend have both had to replace our fuel pipes that go into the
fuel tank, both the vehicles are not 80's but 70's series of about the same
age.
The Metal pipe had corroded where it bends out of the tank had a slight hole
in it
The symptoms are of course diesel leaking or dripping, white smoke
intermittently, poor starting because the fuel would leak out and be
replaced with air.
Have a look see if you see any signs of diesel leaking. Also I suppose you
should check the fuel filter housing, seals cracks etc....use a genuine toy
fuel filter.
If it is the fuel tank pipes, it was actually cheap for a Toyota part 30.00
quid ;-)
Martin.
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of kirk ross
Sent: 20 February 2008 20:24
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Smokey 80
My 92 import 80 does tend to smoke a bit when pulling away. I had a chat
with the deisel guys at Swindon about possible causes and fixes. They were
very helpfull and suggested that before I stripped any injectors or sent the
pump to them for calibrating I should check the running with the filter
removed. This I did and was quite surprised to see or rather not see so much
smoke as before. Also the engine was more responsive and not so sluggish. I
am reluctant to drive around too much without a filter so fitted a new
filter. Back to the smoke and not so responsive. Any suggestions on a fix
for this. Could a less restrictive filter be the answer or should I send the
pump off for calibrating? Or even fit an intercooler?
 
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