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Mondeo Diesel 2000 TDI Engine blowing white smoke on startup..warmed

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Mondeo Diesel 2000 TDI Engine blowing white smoke on startup,heavy vibration
on engine mountings until warmed up. Noise like a tractor.Although after going a short distance no lack of power.
Hello, their are a few faults that could cause this, i know a diesel specialist has checked it, however i would suspect the injectors are failing and have reached their knock limit, this does cause a white smoke, vibrations and the noise. Did this problem gradually get worse or has it suddenly started, also has the engine warning light flashed on at all?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Problem Suddenly Started last Tuesday. Engine light not flashed at all
Does the engine run fine after it has warmed up?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Pulls ok but makes noise like an old black taxi
ok they do have a habit of the crank pulleys falling apart which gives a bad vibration, but i would expect them to have found this, have you had the fault codes read as any injector or fueling issues pretty much always pick up something and log it into the ecu.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Diesel Garage said they had checked the fault via computer programme for injectors

and fuel pump

If their are no fault codes im at a bit of a lost without seeing the vehicle, white smoke can be turbo failure or coolant in the system, but as its only on start up the turbo is ruled out, have they done a "sniff test" on the cooling system to check for combustion gasses?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Geoff .

Thank you for your first rate assistance, however I have decided to trade in the vehicle .I will select accept so you can be paid.