CAR HAS STARTED TO NOT TAKE OFF FROM REST, UNLESS YOU REV IT UP
2004 Renault Espace
April, 18, 2012 AT 10:05 PM
Take off normally, car slowly builds speed until turbo kicks in. 1.9 DCi diesel. Turbo replaced last July. Twice since then, have had to put 2-3 litres of oil in to top up between changes. Oil present in turbo pipe, before turbo. In the last few weeks, if I take off with increased revs. No problem and turbo kicks in just under 2000 revs. No smoke. If I take off as normal, car builds speed slowly, until turbo kicks in, she then accelerates away with a large cloud of grey / black smoke.
No problems at cruising speeds, but if I accelerate hard, with revs below turbo kick in, car takes time to build speed, turbo kicks in and car accelerates with smoke trail until what I presume is all the unburt diesel is gone, then clear exhaust. Has got worse since originally noticed.