147 JTDm Black Smoke
Just bought a 55 reg 147 with 21k miles on clock; no service history. When I test drove it the engine sounded a bit rough, almost like mis-firing. Anyway, the garage said they'd sort it and I had an AA inspection which said All OK.
When I picked it up on Tuesday it sounded fine, very throaty but then as a JTD virgin I assumed that was normal. However, on the way back my wife in following car said 'black cloud' when I accelerated.
Yesterday I drove it and saw the same cloud of black smoke when I pulled away cold but also when booting it from low revs when warm.
Our other car is a Toyota diesel (hers, not mine!!) and it runs as sweet as a nut with no smoke, so I'm concerned. Other threads on here discuss grey or white smoke, but this is definitely black.