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2000 golf tdi - suddenly lost power then struggled to get back up to 60mph - engine sounds loud and rattley. My husband says there was no oil in the engine- he has topped up with best oil and truned it over - there was a lot of white smoke and he says it sounds as if theres a load of hammers smashing inside it. Is it totally broken - what can we do?

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Hi ...... It sounds as if the turbo bearings or seal has blown, white smoke is a sign ........ or your head gasket. Try taking compression readings across the engine and/or looking into the expansion bottle for evidence of oil (head gasket def'ly).
Let us know how you get on.

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