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Rover 45 TD, 2001. About 2 weeks ago, following advice on here I disabled my EGR valve and upped the boost pressure on my turbo (loosen lock nut, turn knurled nut 3 turns, and re-tighten lock-nut) and noticed marginal improvement. All seemed ok until tonight, on my way to work I noticed that under accelleration the old girl is belching black smoke out. This is the first time I have noticed this and the car previously has been a totally smoke free zone, as in nothing, not even when booting it.

Have I thrutched the engine by doing these minor mods, and would it help if I put things back as they were.

Thanks for any advice in advance.
 

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Night and hedlights always make smoke look a lot worse than it is.
Also check that you've not split an intercooler pipe as this is common and would give lots of smoke on the 45.
 

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jus looked in daylight and found a dirty great split in the top Intercooler pipe spewing oily gunk everywhere, oh well, off to order a new one.
 

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Update.

Today a 9am I ordered a new top intercooler pipe from local Rover specialist. At 4pm they rang to say it was waiting for collection, i was amazed it was so quick, i was expecting 2 to 3 days.
Went and collected pipe, paid a heart-stopping £38 for a piece of 18 inch reinfoced rubber pipe took home and had fitted in 15 minutes flat.
The old girl seems to be back to normal now (wonder how long before the bottom pipe pops now :rolleyes: ) and just off to hug a tree for luck.

Oh, and thanks for the advice all, and yes, its very scary.
 
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