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#2312 of 2551 Re: Smoking 2005 Passat TDI [smokerr]
Jan 21, 2007 (7:57 pm)
I had a similar situation with my 2000 Passat 1.8 Turbo, there was a huge cloud of white smoke billowing out the exhaust with an oily smell. Taking off the intake hose I found a small amount of oil on the inside. There has been no recurrence of that smoke bomb or oil smell for three days, and the car has run normally. A mechanic informed me this would certainly point to bad turbo seals and I should replace the turbo but I am a little suspicious of that analysis since he didn't inspect anything other than the hose.
I am no means a mechanic and i plan to take the car to VW since they presumably have the equipment to diagnose this. I was wondering if the oil residue in the hose could be related to crankcase ventilation and whether the white smoke could be a defective oil cooler or other factors than turbo seals. Do you have experience with non-diesels?
The oil was about three quarters of a quart overfilled which may have something to do with it; I intend to get another oil change.
#2313 of 2551 Re: Smoking 2005 Passat TDI [zorro3]
Jan 22, 2007 (3:43 pm)
i would take it to the vw dealer. It should be under warranty unless you have rolled up an awful lot of miles. your problem does sound serious and should be taken care of as soon as possible. good luck
#2314 of 2551 Re: Smoking 2005 Passat TDI [reid12]
Jan 22, 2007 (4:23 pm)
I'll try to repair the car with good luck
It should not be so serious as the car has been running perfectly since then. The VW tech believes its an oxygen sensor malfunctioning and a too rich fuel mixture. Apparently a little oil in the turbo intake is normal for these cars.
I drained some of the oil and it was not that much overfilled - maybe one third quart.
#2315 of 2551 Re: Smoking 2005 Passat TDI [reid12]
Jan 22, 2007 (9:36 pm)
That advice I received from a VW tech may not be correct since rich fuel mixture is usually blackish smoke with gas fumes and I observed white smoke.
The only reason I'm on this forum is to get educated and get information from someone more qualified than I am, rather than to be told about VW dealers. Half the time they're undertrained and are giving you the wrong diagnosis and you're spending $$$ on the wrong part.
#2316 of 2551 Problem at 2500rpm
Jan 25, 2007 (6:52 am)
I have a golf TDI 130. Over recent weeks it has had a problem with acceleration.
When it reaches around 2500rpm the accleration becomes shaky and the engines seems to judder. The what was once smooth and quick acceleration has deserted me....and I dont know why...any suggestions?
A recent diagnostic test suggested a problem with cyliner 1...could this then result in the problem that I am experiencing?
#2317 of 2551 Re: High Mileage TDIs - Stats Requested [mgutai]
Feb 01, 2007 (12:22 pm)
Worst - under 40 while still learning how to drive her
Best - 56
Average - 43 - 45 most trips now under 10 miles
Replaced glow plugs twice and harness once. Second time was dealers fault for not getting the harness hooked up right.
Feb 10, 2007 (1:36 pm)
Car: '05 Passat TDi with 27k on the odo. 5-speed tiptronic tranny.
Fuel: Bio-Diesel (Winter blend 60/40) with 100 mL of Diesel Kleen added at fill-up.
Recent Weather: Really cold - around zero in New England.
Lately, the car starts a bit harder then normal. There is a surge of black smoke on start-up. If I don't give it some fuel and let it idle a bit, when I put it in gear it will stall. First few times I accelerate, it hesitates longer then normal, spews black smoke and slowly gets going. I have tried to blow it out on the highway at 85 or so, but still seems to be acting up. Suggestions or thoughts are welcome.
#2319 of 2551 Cruise control
Mar 11, 2007 (10:15 am)
I have cruise control question. I have a 2003 Golf TDI, and the cruise control can no longer keep to speed on upgrades. When I press the "accelerate" button, nothing seems to happen. The cruise works fine on the level and regulates the speed just fine downhill as well. It is as if the accelerate part of the control is missing. Anyone else have that, and does it mean replacing the unit or is something less drastic involved?
#2320 of 2551 Re: Black Smoke [mrjette]
Mar 11, 2007 (1:22 pm)
i'd guess it was gel and/or ice crystals in fuel filter.
(especially if you park it outside).
hopefully you swap the fuel filter way more than every 20k, given the biodiesel...
#2321 of 2551 04 TDI Timing Belt
Mar 16, 2007 (6:32 pm)
I have an 04 jetta tdi and I am coming upon 90,000 miles and was wondering how much a timing belt would cost to have installed. Would it also be a good idea to have the water pump changed as well. Thanks