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#1 (permalink) Old 04-07-2008, 12:15 AM
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Our car (1,6 SW diesel) has worked perfectly and just a few days ago I looked at the display and saw that I had been traveling with an average fuel consumption of 0,52l. thats nice!

However!

For about a month ago i was surprised to se that it was consuming 0,8-0,9l on the exact same route. (on the way to work, 38km trip)

Stopped and restarted the car, made no diffrence.

Stopped when i arrived to work and checked all the wheels for perhaps a stuck and heating brake or low tire. nope... all cool.

but i could smell burnt oil!!

Left the car for the day and forgot all about it.. on the next day.. it was averaging of 0,49-0,55 again.

Today the exact same thing happened. Poor milage, smells really bad when standing still. I tried another thing now, i pressed the clutch to see what would happen. The enging slowly dropped the consumption to 0,2-0,3. (usually it goes down to much much less when the clutch is pressed)

Something is making the car runnig really bad.

The only thing I can think of is that I just filled her up full with diesel from my usuall pump. Cant remember If this was the case the last time..

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- the last time this happened, the cruisecontroll refused to engage. This time it worked normally.


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Can you double check by filling tank, making a note of the mileage and then doing the same when next filling tank. Calculate the true consumption that way. It does sound from the smell that something is wrong but you need to be sure for when you go to the dealers.
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I have the same issue with my Shuma 1.6 SX petrol.

I have not had it since new, I only purchased it a couple of months ago.

Car seems to runs fine and has the same power etc, but when at a stand still I can smell burnt oil and sometimes smoke is noticable too.

I popped the hood to check, but I could see no problems, engine does not get too hot and no warning lights are lit.

I am concerned about this, I dont want the car to die on me
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Our car is brand new, so im sure the warranty will cover it if something bad happens. Will notify my dealer and see what they have to say. Could it be the clutch? That would explain the cruisecontrol problem.

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This is caused by regular automatic cleaning of the particular filter on the diesel engines. Nothing to worry about. You should start worry if you do net get this within regular intervals. If you only drive very short distances the Check Engine light will lit up, then your garage will run the car for a longer period to perform "the cleaning"...
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This is caused by regular automatic cleaning of the particular filter
Can you tell me which filter it is that you are refering too?
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Can you tell me which filter it is that you are refering too?
ahlinj is referring to the diesel particulate filter. See Diesel Particulate Filter (Particulate Trap) - DCL International for an explanation of what it does.
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This is caused by regular automatic cleaning of the particular filter on the diesel engines. Nothing to worry about. You should start worry if you do net get this within regular intervals. If you only drive very short distances the Check Engine light will lit up, then your garage will run the car for a longer period to perform "the cleaning"...
Very good information, i hope you are 100% on this.

If so, im a happy camper again... and yes.. the trip home went without a problem, 0,49 again.
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ahlinj is referring to the diesel particulate filter. See Diesel Particulate Filter (Particulate Trap) - DCL International for an explanation of what it does.
So this would not apply for a petrol engine then?
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years ago, after a service on my opel, I started to smell burned oil when standing...it turned out that while servicing the car (oil change included), few drops of oil ended up on the exhaust pipe, near the catalytic converter. Thats the hottest part of the car, so no wonder the oil started to burn ...no visible smoke, only terrible smell getting into the car when standing still...
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