Am I right in thinking that if a diesel engine won't start and loads of smoke comes out the exhaust then it is getting fuel?
I'm running into new starting problems with the Vectra, the plug light comes on for a second then it starts perfectly in the morning but if left for a few hours then it will either start for a second then cough and die, then take ages to start making loads of smoke or it just won't start at all. It seems like a petrol engine when it's flooding
I'm going to pull out the plugs to test them tomorrow, any other wisdom I need? The car drives fine otherwise.