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DMAX smoking and burning oil

Postby TRAE » October 8th, 2013, 9:47 am

so i bought my van from a reposessed sale and its doing 150k now ( i make highway runs daily), recently the van started smoking, usually on inclines and on startup, so if i am going up or down a hill i usually see smoke, its also burning oil, i thought it was the turbo so i bought a used one to test (mine had oil in it when i took the hose out) but the issue is still happening, the only thing i havent done yet is check to see if there is oil in this turbo as well...

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Re: DMAX smoking and burning oil

Postby SiR8081 » October 9th, 2013, 10:32 am

where i worked bought a TCE 2.5L 4x2 dmax smoking like a locomotive and making power like a bicycle.

it was doing 150,000 km as well. whoever owned did 0 maintenance. it was a repo as well

pulled turbo and turbo was bad. changed it out for a brand new aftermarket turbo and the smoking stopped but the oil consumption continued at half gallon per week.

ended up having to do a full rebuild replacing all the pistons and gaskets.

turbo was about $5000 from mission sanitation in preysal and all the rebuild parts from southern sales at about $13,000

now it finally working like it supposed to. labour was $3500

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Re: DMAX smoking and burning oil

Postby TRAE » October 9th, 2013, 10:52 am

sh1t, well i am not having issues with power, the van pulls everything ---- goes up hills without needing gear 1, any other issues can be blamed on the 20 inch rims. this van just smokes on inclines really, not that much but like a cloud and then it eases up. i hope it doesnt evolve itself

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Re: DMAX smoking and burning oil

Postby SiR8081 » October 9th, 2013, 5:19 pm

what colour smoke you seeing? black is fuel, white is water/coolant and blue is oil.

diesels normally smoke a little bit. maybe you just need a full service, fluids, filters and injectors

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Re: DMAX smoking and burning oil

Postby TRAE » October 10th, 2013, 9:31 am

i have been seeing blue smoke infrequently, on a cold start after a night rest i see a cloud of grey smoke which is usually normal, just not used to seeing that much

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Re: DMAX smoking and burning oil

Postby TRAE » October 21st, 2013, 11:48 am

anything?

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Re: DMAX smoking and burning oil

Postby Ted_v2 » November 2nd, 2013, 9:15 am

whats the pros and cons of the dmax ?
can you readily get parts?

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Re: DMAX smoking and burning oil

Postby Bezman » November 4th, 2013, 9:27 am

more than likely injectors... take is Sookhais and let them run a diagnosis on the injectors.

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Re: DMAX smoking and burning oil

Postby TRAE » December 23rd, 2017, 1:00 pm

nah it was the engine- some of the engines had a defect- i was unlucky to get one

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Re: DMAX smoking and burning oil

Postby Ted_v2 » December 23rd, 2017, 2:29 pm

Worked on a brand new one recently. Dmax is a good vehicle.

Service parts is money. 300 ah filter, and it carrying two. Oem thing.
Air filter is 200

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Re: DMAX smoking and burning oil

Postby Calor » December 23rd, 2017, 2:39 pm

Ted_v2 wrote:Worked on a brand new one recently. Dmax is a good vehicle.

Service parts is money. 300 ah filter, and it carrying two. Oem thing.
Air filter is 200


It has 2 diesel filters(cartridge type) and even the firm using sakura...iirc its F1111 cost around $70
The oil filter is C15670/1 around the same price...ROC has genuine parts and much cheaper than the firm.

Very reliable pickup/workhorse

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Re: DMAX smoking and burning oil

Postby Ted_v2 » December 23rd, 2017, 2:41 pm

Yep. Replaced one at 8k. Had a Sakura filter in it.

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Re: DMAX smoking and burning oil

Postby kamakazi » December 23rd, 2017, 3:32 pm

SiR8081 wrote:what colour smoke you seeing? black is fuel, white is water/coolant and blue is oil.

diesels normally smoke a little bit. maybe you just need a full service, fluids, filters and injectors


While the info you stated is generally correct... White is a subjective color... Whitish smoke can also mean incomplete combustion caused by low compression, leaking injectors, or water being injected into the engine from the fuel injectors.
Can't understand why people start at the most expensive part first (turbo) in diagnosing the problem. As stated, get a full service replacing fluids and filters. Use a fuel additive and see where it goes from there.
All engines these days burn oil... It's a matter of how much is being burnt

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Re: DMAX smoking and burning oil

Postby Team Loco » January 15th, 2018, 5:10 pm

that last line. very correct. all diesels burn oil. its a matter of if it gets excessive

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