I was stopped in traffic today and noticed a large amount of white smoke coming from the exhaust of my car - revving seemed to make it worse. Then just a few minutes later it felt as though the car had lost power - it didn't have the same pull in 2nd as I'm used too. Over the next few miles of town driving it seemed intermittent - sometimes there was smoke, sometimes there wasn't. Sometimes it felt as powerful as ever, sometimes it didn't. It also felt like the revs were limited and that the idle wasn't as smooth as normal (though I may have been imagining that). There was no warning lights and no sign of mayo in the oil
Anyway, I decided I needed to get the car home as soon as possible, but home was 15 miles away. Over the journey home (motorway) the car definitely didn't feel as though it had the same power as usual. At this point I was fearing that the turbo was on it's way out, when literally a mile from home the Particle Filter Warning Light flashed on
Is it normal for loss of power and white smoke when the DPF is blocked? Or is there something more serious afoot?
Please guys, any help or advice would be really appreciated. Thank you