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post #6 of (permalink) Old 23rd March 2007
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Hi Forty sounds as if your camper has been lying up for while. Unfortunately steel diesel tanks can attract a lot of water when not used on a regular basis (this is why most people with oil -fired heating use plastic tanks) - that's why diesel engines have a water/filter trap system fitted. If water is left for long periods in the system it can corrode vital components such as injectors, seals and pumps. If your sure the fuel supply is clean (by the way was the tank drained?) All the diesel treatments in the world won't undo corrosion.
The general rule of thumb is
1. Black smoke = fuel pump problem
2. White smoke = bad injectors or engine burning lube oil .

Good Luck and happy camping with your tin tent!
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