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Join Date: Feb 2017
Berra 2.4 diesel
I am an Alfa virgin and have just collected my 2.4 Brera, purchased for its looks and the fact you have to own one at least once in your life!
I do have a concern, when I collected the car (a late 2007 with only 56,000) it had been standing over a week and my initial impression was that the smoke produced was down to this fact?
I drove it home (around 60 miles) and my mate followed, he mentioned that the smoke disappeared after a while although it did smell of diesel when I booted it?
After parking up on the drive for around an hour or so, I started it up again only to find another cloud of smoke and to me it smelled a little oily?? The smoke is a gray/white in my opinion (not sure if it's a blue tinge, but how do you tell??)
I've seen in here about the EGR valve and possibly my thoughts are that the previous owner drove it gingerly and never gave it some beans so the EGR may be blocked - Would this cause the problem I am seeing?
It was only fully serviced 1000 miles back and had a cam belt kit fitted plus MOT with no concerns?
Any advice would be greatfuly received.