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Offline Jamesjohnmk4

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White smoke when accelerating
« on: 20 August 2018, 03:30 »
Hi, I have a golf gti mk4 1.8. I do believe something is wrong with the turbo.
So the issues I'm having, I'll be driving fine. And as soon as I slightly put my foot down, cloud of white smoke out of my exhaust.
I have a brand new ko4 turbo but I know that's more money than it's worth.
My question is, do I need to replace my turbo or is there a way to fix it without it being expensive.

Offline Mr_Orange

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Re: White smoke when accelerating
« Reply #1 on: 08 September 2018, 14:07 »
Is it losing coolant or oil? This time of year it could simply be condensation in the exhaust. Take it out for a long/enthusiastic run to dry it off, then go for another drive same day see if it reoccurs. Dont do it next day as overnight it'll condensate again.

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Offline Glowstone

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Re: White smoke when accelerating
« Reply #2 on: 18 September 2018, 21:10 »
Is it smoke......... or steam that whiffs away ( like the kettle boiling)

Does the smoke/Steam smell sweet or like exhaust?