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Sprinter 313 black exhaust smoke

Our team van 2001 313cdi seems to make a lot of very sooty black exhaust, mostly under full throttle hen accelerating.
Air filter is clean, and fuel consumption doesn't appear appreciably affected. Emissions seem OK on the Mot too.
But it's a bit embarrasing, and tends to make anything being towed filthy.
Any ideas anyone?

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Check EGR valve could be injectors worn

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Possibly the turbo check the hose from the turbo to the intercooler rad aslo check the blades of the turbo for catching the casing and for lift dont forget mercedes turbos have very slight lift anyway.

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