Mechanics

SMOKE FROM EXHAUST

2001 Volkswagen Van

Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Volkswagen Van 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 156000 miles

Hi there, I bought a VW Transporter yesterday and all seemed fine, I checked for smoke coming out the exhaust, funny sounds from the engine etc and all seemed perfectly fine. This morning I woke up and went to start the van after it had been sitting on the drive all night, quite abit of white smoke now comes out the exhaust and from underneath the drivers door for the first few minutes the engine runs. How serious is this and should the van be returned, I understand its an old vehicle with alot of miles but am worried this will become somthing more serious and the van wont pass its MOT and serivce in a years time.
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Christopher_hillier
July 25, 2009.




A funny noise you are hearing sounds like a blown head from the exhaust pipe when you turned the vehicle off coolant continues to leak into the cylinders sometimes down the exhaust pipe and when you start it up the heat from the catalytic converter is what's probably causing the white smoke which is coolant being burned. How's your coolant level? Have you checked it lately?

Dr Loot
Aug 4, 2009.


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