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Not very knowledgeable when it comes to cares but my 03 307 2.0 hdi has suddenly started producing a whitish smoke from the exhaust and is also blowing what appears to be oil, I have googled a bit and see various things to try but not having a knowledge of cars I cannot locate much under the hood.

There are no obvious signs of oil leaking anywhere in the engine and the car is undrivable with the amount of white smoke being produced.

Any help or advice is much appreciated
 

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Kind of has to be the turbo. To check it's worth taking the wheel arch liner out and then the intake to the turbo and you can check it for shaft play.

If oil is coming out of the exhaust though it has to be leaking on the turbine seals so sounds like you need a new turbo.
 

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So if it tubes out to be the turbo is it worth getting done or getting rid and if it needs a new one what would I be expecting to pay to get it sorted, btw thanks for the reply and advice
 

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Hi guys

Not very knowledgeable when it comes to cares but my 03 307 2.0 hdi has suddenly started producing a whitish smoke from the exhaust and is also blowing what appears to be oil, I have googled a bit and see various things to try but not having a knowledge of cars I cannot locate much under the hood.

There are no obvious signs of oil leaking anywhere in the engine and the car is undrivable with the amount of white smoke being produced.

Any help or advice is much appreciated
Have you noticed if the coolant level is dropping at all? Overheating?

Any lack in power? (i.e no boost or little boost from the turbo?) Does the car over-rev without any input from you?

It does sound like the turbo but usually white smoke indicates water and blue for oil.

Its possible its dirty carbonated water coming out of the exhaust rather than oil.

Have a look at your coolant levels before & after driving and see if theres any difference. (also check under your oil filler cap for a 'mayonaise' type build up)

If the turbo pulls well, you may find a possible head gasket failure is the cause...

Let us know how you get on.
 

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Unfortunately I have work for a couple of days and physically don't have the time to look at it till my next day off on Friday will check a few things and post the results, thanks for all your advice guys it's much appreciated
 

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So if it tubes out to be the turbo is it worth getting done or getting rid and if it needs a new one what would I be expecting to pay to get it sorted, btw thanks for the reply and advice
If the turbo is at fault, i can put you in contact with specialists who re-build/overhaul them on a daily basis (i use them through work for industrial marine turbos). I would expect if its a simple fix/overhaul, the price would be between £160 & £300 +vat.

Second hand turbo's are available on sites like eBay but you run the risk of buying a duff one.

If its the head gasket thats gone, then you're looking at a big bill of several hundred at a minimum. you'll have to weigh up the value of your car against the cost of the fix.

Have a look into the points i put earlier and try to ascertain what's causing you the problems.
 

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As Jagn states could be overfuelling. Used to be a major problem on the Leyland 600/680 engine almost always caused by a broken injector nozzle.
 

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Has it just started and how long was the car running for.

If no other symptoms (eg the smoke is not excessive, engine is not racing etc) and if it was on first start-up are you sure it is not just steam and water due to the very cold weather, if it is it should start clear after about 5mins of driving
 
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