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raysheppard1954



Member Since: 21 Sep 2017
Location: birmingham
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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black
smoke coming from n/s front on my rrs 2007.3.6 v8 diesel.

hi ,i have notice when i start the my rr sport v8 diesel and run it for a while i turn it off and i hear a pump running and smoke coming from the n/s front ,it smells of diesel ,it seems only when its cold it doesn't last very long a few minutes.any ideas my wife said it don't look right.thanks ray.

Post #544107 Wed Dec 27 2017 9:36am
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Andy K



Member Since: 18 Sep 2015
Location: GL
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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

Nothing to worry about.

Auxiliary heater or FBH.

Post #544108 Wed Dec 27 2017 9:47am
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RRSTDV8



Member Since: 13 Aug 2011
Location: Northamptonshire
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

As said, it's perfectly normal. The diesel-engined RRSs have a fuel burning heater (the FBH) that runs on diesel. It's sat in front of the battery box on the NS of the engine bay. It fires up in low temperatures and is used to speed up engine warming and also to keep the engine at temperature in very cold weather. You might notice slightly reduced fuel economy in very cold weather because of this.

The FBH is entirely automatic in operation although you can buy kits to allow you to run it as a pre-heater before you want the vehicle. Very nice to walk out to a RRS with warm water already in the heater. Thumbs Up 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #544110 Wed Dec 27 2017 10:02am
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riverblanche



Member Since: 11 Jun 2011
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Hi,
Have a go with the “search” tab at the top of the forum for “smoke fbh” plenty for you to read about

Although you will then be wanting a remote!!!

You may need a few spare hours ? Corris HSE Dynamic 2016

Always pick up stick in the middle !!

Post #544125 Wed Dec 27 2017 12:39pm
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raysheppard1954



Member Since: 21 Sep 2017
Location: birmingham
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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black

thank you for the good advise ,my wife will be happy to drive it now. Thumbs Up

Post #544142 Wed Dec 27 2017 2:40pm
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Eaters



Member Since: 11 Apr 2016
Location: East Sussex
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Zermatt Silver

And one more thing; the exhaust pipe for the FBH exits underneath the from nearside of the car, hence the smoke. As said, nothing to worry about. It’s a bonus in fact as your car will produce less harmful emissions in the first few miles as the engine is already psrtly warm.

I love the remote option, as it enables me to warm up the car whilst sitting cosy inside my house. This will speed up defrosting etc as well. Numerous opinions for fitting the remote if your interested. As said, a search on here will bring up loads of info. Robin
2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8
Awaiting rebuild: NGTF
Gone:
Jaguar S-Type V8 4.2 Sport
MGZTT 190 2.5

Post #544160 Wed Dec 27 2017 6:08pm
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