Introduction and concern

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James Mac
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Introduction and concern

Post by James Mac »

Good evening all.

I'm James, new to the form and new to Volkswagen. First Volkswagen ever.
Need some advise please, I bought a second hand VW Amorok 2014 2.0BiTDi 132kw 4motion(Automatic) with 152000km on the clock last week.
at first I couldn't get the grin of my face driving this vehicle ,but then I took it out for a bit of a road trip today ,that's when I realized every time I put my foot down there is balls of black smoke coming out of the tail pipe and its there constantly if you accelerate hard when passing a vehicle or going up a hill. is this a serious concern, like the engine might be on his way out or a quick fix at a dealer.
I'm seriously worried as I bought the vehicle cash so I expect I'm going to have a hard time with the dealer should it be a serious issue.
Really hope someone can point me in the right direction as to what I should look at replacing or doing to get this to end.

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Re: Introduction and concern

Post by Jetta2 »

Welcome James.

It could be the Amarok has software on it. Any diesel will have some black smoke on acceleration, but the tell tale sign of being tuned via ECU mapping or "plug n play" type boxes is more than normal amounts of black smoke on a diesel.

I suggest having the 'Rok scanned for errors as soon as possible a reputable place, and see if something is possibly wrong, because things like faulty injectors, clogged EGR valves, faulty turbos, etc can also cause more than normal amounts of black smoke on diesels.
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Re: Introduction and concern

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Thanks Ryan,will definitely be taking it in tomorrow and see if they can find something
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Re: Introduction and concern

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Hello @James Mac and welcome to the VW Club Forum! :hi:

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Re: Introduction and concern

Post by Neuk »

Welcome and enjoy the forum :wink:
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