Sorry guys, i know there are quite a few threads on this and i looked through all of the ones i found. the reason i started this thread was because unless i overlooked it, everyone collectively seemed to have a mixture of my symptoms but no one had the exact same problem in a sense
when i start my car, i get a heavy thick white smoke during idle and it disappears after a few seconds or once i start driving. Im also losing large amounts of coolant.
I checked my oil and everything looks fine, same with my coolant (when its in there) i haven't seen any noticeable signs of oil.
After searching through the forums, ive roughly narrowed it down to either a cracked head, faulty oil cooler, or even possibly my turbo?
Ive got no noticeable signs of any mixing but my exhaust is definitely blowing out white smoke, I'm losing coolant and i can smell coolant when i pop my hood.
Anyone know what this may be?
Last edited by Urkel; 08-03-2012 at 09:25 PM.
Really only 3 options for white smoke.
1. Blown head gasket.
2. Blown Coolant seal in turbo housing
3. Cracked block (unusual for VW 1.8T block but CAN happen)
Compression test for head gasket issues, dye and pressure test cooling system for block check.
Turbo teardown/rebuild for turbo related causes once head gasket/block have been ruled out and leak has been pinpointed to turbo from the dye/pressure test.
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I did manage to take it out this week for a second and drove it. I got on the freeway for a few minutes and when i got back to the driveway the coolant was completely gone.
But in front of the reservoir theres a like a pan that the window washer fluid tank sits in. that hold pan was almost completely saturated with what seems like coolant. there was also coolant leaking onto the ground from around the same area. I also notice some saturation behind the coolant reservoir.
Are these symptoms of any of those three options?
I had this happen to mine also. same spot