excessive white smoke

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  1. Lynn $21

    Lynn $21 New Member

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    I have an excessive white smoke coming from the tail pipe. I have been having turbo issues. I was thinking the turbo quit working. The car is a 2001 1.9 tdi Jetta. I also hear a squealing noise from the engine. But I can't seem to locate it. All this happened when I started having boost issues.
     
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  2. xeno555

    xeno555 Well-Known Member

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    Turbo bearing failure?
     
  3. Lynn $21

    Lynn $21 New Member

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    that's would make sense. The turbo lost all boost, but for having 300,000 miles on the stock turbo I was kinda expecting it to go. I just thought that It was way to much smoke. It seemed like a head gasket to me by I have no coolant in the oil.
     
  4. Keithuk

    Keithuk Super Moderator

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    Excessive white smoke is water being burnt check for head gasket failure.
     
  5. xeno555

    xeno555 Well-Known Member

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    Is it smoke or steam?
     
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    Keithuk Super Moderator

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    White smoke is steam I should have added that on.
     
  7. Lynn $21

    Lynn $21 New Member

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    it is definitely smoke!! Kinda blueish in color.

    when i shift a big cloud comes out then clears up a little when in the throttle.
     
  8. xeno555

    xeno555 Well-Known Member

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    Take off lower charge hose, that will tell you about any leaks.
     

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