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I have white smoke coming from radiator - minus temp outside - no warning lights on - no smell - Audi TT

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Could be just the heat off the hot radiator in a minus temp environment. Just like your breath outside on a cold morning?

However if you doubt that is the case then try to see where exactly the smoke is coming from (Mind not to burn yourself). Maybe a leaking Rad hose/cap?

Hope this helps

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  • Brian Foley Dec 05, 2012

    By the way, for my solution I'm presuming the radiator was hot (engine was running for a while) when you noticed the smoke?

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