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Old 17 Jan 2011, 08:38 am
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Default carbon build up under engine cover 2.2 diesal

Can anyone shed some light, I removed the plastic engine cover and found alott of carbon on my 2.2 diesal cruiser, I can't see where its coming from, is this a common problem ? i'm new to diesals so quite a newbie, any suggestions welcome, thanks.
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Old 17 Jan 2011, 08:53 am
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Default Re: carbon build up under engine cover 2.2 diesal

Has a diesel PT ever been available to the USA, Canada or South American markets?

Is this a Europeon version of the PT Cruiser?
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Old 17 Jan 2011, 09:30 am
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Default Re: carbon build up under engine cover 2.2 diesal

Diesels were not a option in the US, something about not being able to pass emission standards.
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Old 17 Jan 2011, 10:04 am
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Default Re: carbon build up under engine cover 2.2 diesal

Diesel Calibers were made in Belvedere, then shipped right over to Europe.
No stops.
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Old 17 Jan 2011, 11:46 am
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Default Re: carbon build up under engine cover 2.2 diesal

well sure beacuse we cant have diesel cars over here just Cummings Duramax and Powerstroke
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Old 17 Jan 2011, 12:25 pm
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Albeit recent, Ford used some particulate storer/burner. There's a video showing
(improper) operation; Flames coming from the exhaust at idle!
I sincerely doubt Europe has lax emissions laws. They don't release many
components here; try to get the nifty 1.6 or the 2.0 DOHC after '99.

Mercedes makes a car line similar to Chevrolet/GM. They simply don't import
their smaller cars- It'd tarnish the exclusivity of the 'American' brand to have a 'bone' econobox
next to the $80k sedan. Saw a B-class the other day, for sale in Kanuck but not here,
someone drove it across the border.

You might also note VW's has sold diesels for decades. My guess is GM so screwed
the U.S. market by simply omitting a fuel/water separator and going cheap on headbolts
in the early 80's, that people still remember - unfortunately, that diesels are 'bad.'
Thanks for saving $8 a car, jerks.
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Old 17 Jan 2011, 04:38 pm
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As you might have picked up from the other answers, the PT Diesel isn't sold here in the U.S. Best advice is to head on over the the United Kingdom PT Cruiser site where they can help you out. Lots of information and a great mechanic with the username DREDD who has a vast knowledge of both gas and diesel cruisers.

Here's the website: UK Cruiser Club :: Index
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Default Re: carbon build up under engine cover 2.2 diesal

It sounds like normal road grime. Tires wear, yet you never see piles of dust on the siide of the road - it gets deposited on every following car...
The plastic cover may trap nore crud than exposed parts. If your car is running fine, I wouldn't lose any sleep.
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