ENGINE SMOKE MOSTLY GOES AWAY WHEN A

1982 Volkswagen Rabbit

Tiny

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March, 14, 2008 AT 7:55 AM

Engine Mechanical problem
1982 Volkswagen Rabbit 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 230000 miles

Hi, I have a 1982 diesel rabbit with the 1.6L engine in it. It smokes pretty badly. It's a bluish smoke so I'm assuming it's oil. But I could be wrong. When I turn my air conditioner on, the smoke basically goes away. It'll puff a small amount when I accelerate but thats it. When I cut the AC off, it goes back to belching smoke. What could cause this? I don't know much about diesels. Thanks! Josh

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Tiny

CwazyWabbit

March, 24, 2008 AT 12:00 AM

The best place to start would be a compression test
diesels will start to smoke when compression gets low
this could be caused by worn or carboned rings, or burnt valves.

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