Leaking coolant

Tiny
MR. TEE
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  • 2005 AUDI A4
  • 1.9L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 179,000 MILES
My car coolant dries up and the temperature rises when I drive for 25 miles and when the car is stable, it begins to shake/vibrate vigorously while producing a thick white smoke from the exhaust.
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Thursday, May 12th, 2022 AT 4:03 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

White smoke out of the exhaust happens when coolant enters mixes with oil due to a leak in the head gasket.
The first step would be to determine if indeed you have a blown head gasket.
Usually, coolant will change the color of the oil to a milky white color.

Take a look at this guide, it shows what to look for and test to determine a blown head gasket:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/head-gasket-blown-test

You have listed the engine as a 1.9L, can you confirm that it is a 1.9L and not the 1.8L.

Let me know what you find or if you have any questions.
Thank you.
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Thursday, May 12th, 2022 AT 5:33 PM

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