159 Cruiser and
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: United Kingdom
Similar happened on my Audi A3 (who says German cars are ultra reliable), had only done 45,000miles, the rev counter shot to max rev limits, and it looked light a night club out the back window with all the white smoke, crazy.
But stopped almost as soon as started, so stopped on the motorway slip road (was on the roundabout to the motorway).
The RAC guy came along, and was having trouble replicating it, all of a sudden looking under the bonnet, it happened again, I swear he almost jumped in front of an HGV!
Apparently a Turbo oil seal.
159 1.9JTDM Ti and Giulietta 2.0 Veloce
ex: Punto 55s, Golf Mk5 1.4FSi, A3 (8P) Sportback 2.0TDi SE, A4 (B8) 2.0TDI S-Line, 306 HDI Meridian