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WHITE SMOKE COMING OUT OF ENGINE. IS THIS DANGEROUS? CAN I STILL TEST DRIVE THE CAR? HOW DO I FIX IT?

1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet • 87,000 miles

Hi! My car has been sitting, not running for about a week now. I just replaced the fuel pump relay and got it to start/stay running. After a few minutes a little bit of white smoke started coming of the engine back where fuel injectors hook up to.
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Dbs92
March 27, 2012.



If you dont smell any gasoline in the smoke area I wouldn't worry about it being dangerous.

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Fixitmr
Mar 27, 2012.
White smoke can be due to coolant or water spilled onto the area. You need to find out the cause of the smoke. It can also be due to a leaking PCV hose or valve can blowby gas from engine is getting out. It is not dangerous but if it is coolant, you need to check for leakages in the cooling system and rectify to preventing overheating the engine.

KHLow2008
Mar 27, 2012.