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[Engine] 2005 Berlingo Multispace
2005 Multispace 1.9D (15000 miles) had it since 2009. Starts runs drives fine but. This last week very rough running smoke for approx 10 seconds on start up. Revs fine then clears. Any ideas? injectors?
Check to see if all of your glow plugs are working.
To test the glow plugs you will have to remove the link wire that connects them together.

The video below shows the plugs being replaced, it covers the whole job and you can see the link wire that I mention.

My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
I posted this on your intro but just seen this topic so will copy and paste here.

" Typically the 1.9d has difficulty in starting when the weather starts to get colder,- first start of the day is ropey but every other start is fine until the cold start of the following day. The difficulty in starting / rough running gets worse as the weather gets increasingly colder.
Other than this the vehicle will run really well with good power.
Cause for this particular symptom is the valve clearances closing up, big job to rectify - timing belt removal, camshaft removal followed by new shims of the appropriate size / rub down the existing ones to required size.
It can be a diy job ( I've done it a few times ) but would be expensive for a garage to do it.
Ideally the job is done when the cambelt is renewed to save on labour.
Search the forum for further info, lots of it on site.

In the interim keep the battery well charged and you'll be able to " live with it " for quite some time.

I'd start simple first :

Air filter
A hefty dose of injector cleaner
Check operation of the cold start device ( haynes manual ) - don't adjust willy nilly !!!
Renew glow plugs

Before going down the road of valve clearances you can lift the covers and measure the valve clearances.
Do this when you remove the glow plugs as the engine will turn over with them out.
Write down on paper the measurements for each valve / cylinder for further reference, you'll need the info if you go deeper.

Hopefully others can offer further advice. "
Glowplugs replaced. One definitely dead, one iffy. Two working fine. Seems to be back to it's old self. A glug of injector cleaner as well. Starts easily and idles smooth.
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Thanks for the follow up, it will help others in the future.

My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 

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