1998 Volkswagen Golf



November, 30, 2012 AT 8:54 PM

1.6 8 valve golf with new head gasket and bolts but still smokes white but has a hint of blue in the smoke. The smoke smells like its burning oil but is losing none. Had oil change at the same time as head gasket( yesterday) help please

1 Answer



November, 30, 2012 AT 11:50 PM

Depending on how bad the issue was BEFORE the head gasket change. It could all just be residual smoke from the fluid(s) that are left in the exhaust.
Give it a few days of driving to see if it stops. Try to drive it at 3000-4000rpm at steady highway speeds for awhile.

When the head gasket was changed, where the Valve Stem Seals also replaced?

Has a leak-down test been done to check the rings?


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