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Engine smokes 2.0 ltr 95 gas jetta smokes at startup and giving it gas it puff smoke pretty good?

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  • chrozell Nov 01, 2008

    It has 192k but runs strong with a 5 speed. Will replace the valve stem seals and hope that works. Thanks for the help.

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If the smoke is like a white cloud, it's coolant. This type will look like vapor. If it is light blue, then it's oil. If you can not tell the difference between them, take out the spark plugs, and see if they are black and oily. If you are changing spark plugs, do not use Bush if you are burning oil. Use any NGK spark plug. And do it with the engine cold. They run sweet.

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There are only two things that cause smoke, one is oil,the other is coolant, coolant has a really nauseating smell, most likely the oil is your smoke, it is caused by worn valve guides and or leaking valve stem seals, if it doesn't use more than a quart every 1000 miles I would not worry about it, how many miles on the car?

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    yadayada Nov 01, 2008

    Most likely new seals will only cure the issue for short time, the guides are very worn at 192,000.

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