Rough, Smokey Starts

Does your Mitsubishi L300 make a strange noise? Need wheel alignment specs?
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Rough, Smokey Starts

Postby Crankshaft Culture » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:02 pm

north54 wrote:Too smoky IMO. It was -1 C a couple weeks ago in Vancouver and my 89' spat out a couple puffs then thats it.

And I would wager my van is a lot more tired than most 89's out there!

Couple questions: You mentioned you replaced the glow plugs with genuine Mitsubishi. Did you test them before installation?

When was the last time you cleaned your battery terminals?. This helped my van start a little quicker in the cold wet weather we're having. I've got the dual batteries with bus bar showing corrosion, cleaned them with sandpaper and tightened up the bolts.

Good luck


I did not test the new glow plugs before I installed them. That being said, it did the same thing with the old plugs, FWIW.

My battery terminals are totally free of corrosion.

Is it possible a gasket on the injection pump is letting air in when cold and throwing off the mix?


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