Fixed... of sorts...
just the to do list
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Thick white smoke in exhaust...
Arrgh! Just checked the levels this morning on the TS, keeping a wary eye on them as I did the head a couple of weeks ago. All looked fine, just topped the coolant up to the exact Max level.
Started the car (to go wedding ring shopping no less) when a thick white smoke came out of the exhaust. Smelt acrid and the engine was hunting and struggling to idle.
Obviously turned the car off and have gone in the missus car to her the ring!
The only thing I can think of (baring in mind the car was driving fine yesterday) is that the head gasket has just gone - any other thoughts what it might be? All I did this morning was put about 500ml of water in the header tank...
Final got the GTV... Now the fun of fixing and driving it begins!!