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vito 108cdi ( turbo )
hi , new to the forum... hope someone can help
i have just had a (used) replacement engine and box fitted in my 1999 vito 108cdi , by a genuine merc dealer . apparantly the cylinder head has been re-faced , new ( serviced ) injectors have been fitted and various seals and stuff to do with the high pressure pump ...etc . cost me £1750.00 in total ( vans only worth 2 grand !!! ) now ... the problem is , its terrible starting from cold ( i don't think new glow plugs were fitted ) , if i let the motor tick over for a few minutes and drive off , you cant see my street for white smoke !!! and this takes maybe , afew hundred yards to clear ... general running , the motor does sound quite sweet .
i've taken it back to the dealers and guess what ????? the cheques cleared and they dont want to play ...
also , a compitent vito technician has told me that common rail injected engines dont really need glow plugs ... so the cold starting problem wont be that !!!!! is it me or does anyone else think he's talking crap ????
S.O.S anybody ,,, please .