Smoking GT JTD
I have had my GT JTD (Euro 3) for about 3 months now and still love it a lot. I have just done a big trip around Europe (4,000km in 3 weeks) and I enjoyed it a lot. Enjoying the high speed at the German motorway (225 km/h according to speedo) or just cruising through France at 130 using hardly any Diesel :-) I remember reading in some posts people complaining about the seats: I can say I find them fantastic. Did 1200km in one go (11 hours!) with only small breaks and had no back pain whatsoever when arriving. No other has allowed me that before!
But back to the title of the post. Despite all the positives there is one thing annoying me a lot: My GT smokes a lot, even when warm which I find quite embarrassing and sometimes makes me not want to accelerate when I have a car behind me :-(
I know Diesel do smoke a bit (and mine is the Euro 3 without particle filter). The smoke is grayish and also comes when engine is completely warm. I do drive though a lot of tunnels here and when you are for example in second gear at 2500 rpm and accelerate you can easily see the smoke the rear view mirror – helped by the headlights of the cars behind you.
So my question: Is this normal and I just have to live with it or is there something wrong with it? The car is only 6 months old and has done 11k km (7k miles), so driven in by now I would say.
Many many thanks for your advice!!!