I have a Toyota Avensis
T180 D4D which intermittently emits white or blue smoke. This new never occurs when engine
is cold. The problem starts as normal operating temperature is approached. The first smoke seen is normally white but after reaching normal temperature and when driving at constant speed between approx 1800 and 2200 rpm changes to intermittent blue puffs which occur at 3 to 5 second. intervals.
The problem is much less evident when ambient temperatures are above 20 degrees.
Following slow urban driving a long period of blue smoke occurs when accelerating to normal cruising speeds. consumption is not excessive and there is no evidence of power loss.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the fuel filters?
Customer: 160k miles.All filters replaced
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: Avensis T180 D4D 58 plate one of the first to be fitted with DPF.
Turbo and DPF have been Recently replaced.
JA: What year is your Fitted?
Customer: Do not understand question.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have a local garage frying to identify problem.
I have done 6000 miles and continue to drive with no problems.
It is just that the smoke is annoying
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?