Car Smoking after Coolant top up

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djprix
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Car Smoking after Coolant top up

Postby djprix » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:06 am

Hi all

Car coolant ran low
Coolant was topped up but car is now smoking white and misfiring after car comes to temperature
Any suggestions?

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Re: Car Smoking after Coolant top up

Postby Green » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:49 pm

Did you find out why the coolant was low in the first place?Notice any leaks?

White smoke can be caused by a blown headgasket.
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Re: Car Smoking after Coolant top up

Postby jimbogp » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:07 am

The coolant level's should not drop unless there is a leak in the system.

Check for any visual leaks if non then you got bigger problems.

Could be the Head gasket. could also be a cracked turbo on the water channel as from what i understand coolant does run through for cooling purposes and now coolant is being burnt in the turbo hence the white smoke speak under correction.

Also what car is this?
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Re: Car Smoking after Coolant top up

Postby MLGCUP177 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:32 pm

head is warped, must come off to pressure test
current Golf VI R BT 11.4s at 197km

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Re: Car Smoking after Coolant top up

Postby djprix » Sat May 11, 2019 4:49 am

Hi all
Turns out the head had developed a crack
Was replaced as well as new seals and valves and seems to be good now


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