Engine & Gearbox HELP, DOES A CRACKED EGR PIPE SMOKE THIS MUCH???

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  1. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Just got home on my usual 14mile trip from work, the last 10 miles of which are along the A3, so at anywhere between 60 & 80mph. On pulling up outside home, a great cloud of exhaust smoke rose from the front N/S wheel arch and continued to be seen for many minutes more. Now, I suspect as I've previously posted, that the EGR pipe has fractured, but would you really expect to see so much diesel smoke???

    Any suggestions gratefully received??
     
  2. Heckler Club Moderator Club Staff

    Are you 'sure' it was exhaust smoke and not sticky brakes?
     
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  3. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Definitely exhaust smoke; I started the car about an hour later, and up it came again. Did notice this a month or so back, but today it was unbelieveable?
     
  4. Heckler Club Moderator Club Staff

    If it's appearing as soon as you start the engine... it does sound like some kind of exhaust leak. Only way to find out where is inspecting all of the pipes...

    If you add you car to the garage, people will be able to help easier as they can see what type you have and if it's petrol/diesel. Both have an EGR but the diesel has the turbo down on the side of the engine, so there's extra pipework in the area you say it's coming from.
     
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  5. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I'll pop it on the garage, but it's a 2009 2.2 I-DTEC
     
  6. Heckler Club Moderator Club Staff

    Have you had a look with the bonnet up? If the I-DTEC is the same layout as the CTDi then the EGR is pretty much front and centre, whilst the turbo is more to the right. You might be able to narrow down the location rather than waiting for it to exit the wheel arch.
     
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  7. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Yeah, I'll take a look when I get home tomorrow; would you expect a blown turbo to smoke like that???
     
  8. Heckler Club Moderator Club Staff

    Normally when a turbo seal starts going, you'll get oil smoke from the exhaust and if it lets go... clouds of smoke from the exhaust. A leak from the front would tend to indicate a leak in a pipe/join. But I'm no expert, so it needs a proper diagnosis from some one more qualified than me.
     
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  9. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Think I'll book it in, but sounds pricey???
     
  10. Heckler Club Moderator Club Staff

    Until you know where it's leaking... it's just speculation... Could be as simple as a new gasket somewhere... A turbo replacement would be pricey... but you'd have seen other signs. A bearing failing would make a noise, and a leak would see increased oil use and oil tinged smoke from the exhaust.
     
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  11. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Well thankfully, I've not noticed anything like those occurring, so hopefully just something simple??? Time to book her in! Many thanks for your thoughts, Heckler
     
  12. Zebster Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    If that much smoke is leaking out, then surely you can see where it's coming from? If it is the EGR pipe then that's pretty easy to see.
     
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  14. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Strangely enough, no smoke but the usual fumes this morning, but I'll take a look under the bonnet when I get home tonight; report back!
     
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  15. John Hamer Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    That will help!!
     
  16. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Ok, same trip home, popped the bonnet and no smoke, not even a hint of it??? Might be because I didn't hit more than 65 mph as the traffic was heavy, but even so, I wasn't going much faster yesterday. Definitely noisier than she should be on accelerating, so something's amiss; time to get her checked I think. Report back once I have, and hopefully nothing major!
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    Thanks to all posters, by the way!
     
  17. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Update: Checked and confirmed by my local Honda dealer as a cracked EGR pipe , as most would have suspected. I attempted to get a bit of goodwill and have it repaired by Honda, but this was initially refused; however, I have tried again and am awaiting a response from Honda customer services.
     
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