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Old 02-16-2010, 10:38 PM
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Default 99 e300 white smoke at startup

I have a 1999 e300 turbo diesel with 75000 miles, on colder mornings it has rough idle with a loud knock (for about 5 seconds)and a small white plume of smoke at startup. Is this a sign of future problems ? and what can be done to fix this? Other than this it runs great.

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Old 02-17-2010, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by ForcedInduction View Post
You have one or more failed glowplugs.
Thanks Forced Induction. What brand of glow plug is best for my model /year? best place to buy? Sorry about all the questions I'm new to diesels.
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