Originally posted by Susan
I'm not sure what is considered good smoke. It is a whitish grey.
In that case it sounds like the injectors are getting fuel and firing. Have you used the glow plugs or checked to ensure that they are working. In this cold weather, these diesel engines require glow plug application to generate enough cylinder pre-heat to get the engine to fire up.
Have you read the owner's manual and understand the proper procedures for starting the engine especially during cold temperatures.
Usually the glow plugs are actuated by pushing in the ignition key switch or there is a separate glow plug button to push or pull. The operator's manual should cover this in detail.