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Just wondering if anyone had an idea what the cause of the following maybe because even out mechanic is stumped!!
Few weeks back engine malfunction light came on and car went In to limp mode mechanic came out fault had cleared nothing on his computer said probably the particular filter take it on a run heat it up and blow the rubbish out! Car was fine until Saturday had driven 20+ miles car running fine, stopped at a McDonald’s whilst waiting the car made a bang we thought the car had been hit as it rocked the car, but no cars near us! everything seemed fine drove to in laws parked went in for an hour then had to go home so got in the car and it struggled to start, temp was half way but blowing cold air and is now pouring with white smoke I mean to the point you can’t see the road (police stopped the mechanic to make sure everything was ok and the car wasn’t on fire) and I have diesel pouring out the exhaust making a puddle!! The smell is awful! Mechanic thinks it could be the injectors has anyone else had anything like this?? It’s a 2011 diesel 2ltr just to add I have no warning lights on the dash nothing showing on computer either!!! I’ve always owned Fords from fiestas, escort mk3, escort rs2000, focus, galaxy and mondeo but I’m loving my kuga and I’m not ready to let it go! I’m really hoping someone can help please
 

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White smoke and raw fuel coming out of the exhaust ?!?!? Plus that "bang" doesnt' bode well.....sounds like an extreme case of engine meltdown (piston and/or head and/or gasket), unfortunatelly I doubt it could be something easy, fast and cheap....
 

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Cam belt jumped some teeth? Happened on wife's old Skoda.
 

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White smoke and raw fuel coming out of the exhaust ?!?!? Plus that "bang" doesnt' bode well.....sounds like an extreme case of engine meltdown (piston and/or head and/or gasket), unfortunatelly I doubt it could be something easy, fast and cheap....
I was afraid of this reply! The mechanic is back tomorrow wants to do further checks on the engine if it’s to costly I’ll be looking for a new car! 🤞🏻
 

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It could be something less than catastrophic failure, something simpler and easier, but it probably wont be that simple or that cheap, from the sound of it...
 

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White smoke usually = coolant getting into cylinder... Can you smell coolant in the exhaust? Head gasket minimum I'm afraid...
 

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There are so many things it could be, dropped valve and cracked head, and on and on, the only way is a top end strip minimum and have a look, problem we have now the new generation of technicians (as they like to be called) seem not to be able to diagnose faults without a computer, problem brought on by technology, give me a 1970s car and there is nothing I cannot diagnose and repair electrical or mechanical, and I bet there are many others on this forum feel the same.
 

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Does sound like Oil Ring's, Head gasket, or something in that area.
As pointed out already "Technicians" are NOT "Mechanic's" as we know them, a proper Grease Monkey would have that diagnosed in a second.

But it don't sound good whatever the issue turns out to be.
 

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Not sure if a 2011 uses diesel injection in to the DPF or not? Could be that has failed so that it is chucking loads of fuel in when it shouldn't be.

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