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    Thread: 2004 Passat 1.8t Smokes like a Chimney

    1. 06-12-2019 07:28 PM #1
      Changed the Cam Tensioner. And it smoked so bad...ran like that for about 3 days like a champ...then it just choked out and shut off like the timing jumped. It wouldn't start right away but waited a bit and then started and sounded like it was and still smoked it runs for a little bit and then starts rough idle and shuts off. Had garage check ,compression good , new plugs, pulled valve cover and said looked good there replaced gasket. They seem to think it's the turbo..but it was working super before it started having issues anyone have this problem or have any ideas

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    3. 06-13-2019 10:32 PM #2
      How many miles? What kind of service history? Yes, bad turbo seals are the most like cause of lots of dark smoke from the exhaust.

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