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Good evening!

my first post here and abit of a long one but I know you all have more knowledge than me!

so I bought an L322 3.0td6, 2003, 125,000 miles, full service history.

1so it started when I bought the car, the car firstly takes about 5/6 turns to start because it either coughs into life or starts perfectly.
2On hard acceleration/ uphill there is a noticeable trail of black smoke from the back but nothing even at 4K revs when sitting still.
3Today the “Injection system fault”. Didn’t get a code as the code reader didn’t want to give me one.
Then the fault disappeared on restart.

back story a bit further before number 3 the day before I added injector cleaner to a 1/4 tank of fuel and that’s the only real difference. I have topped up withpremium fuel and it hasn’t missed a beat since.
I have checked as other suggested removing the dipstick to see if oil spits out (indicating a blocked breather filter) and it does.

this is where I am, do I throwmoney at it because it was cheap enough or…? Opinions are appreciated!

cheers in advance guys!
 

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The car is a 2003. When did you buy it? Have you been driving it for 10 years and just starting to smoke? How long has it been smoking? Did it start smoking after injector cleaner? Did the previous owner remove emission controls? People will delete emissions on their diesels for more power? Your dipstick test indicated a blocked filter? Have you fixed that?
You said the vehicle was cheap enough we don't know what that means and don't know what you're commitment to the vehicle is. Are you paying a mech to work on it?

I am not a diesel guy and won't pretend to be but you need give people here more info so they can help
 
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