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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sorry i still think its a gasket problem,or water ports---but without bringing it to yard for me to have a look its a bit difficult and iam in spain.These *** motors use a smaller rad cap with two seals in ,so it can draw the coolant back in on cooling,but iam of the opinion that its drawing in a slight water ingression causing the idle problem.Go on give it a birthday and pull the head off and check its level and not warped ,also the water ports are not dissolved to any extent.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
Since there is way more pressure from the oil pump than there is pressure in the cooling system oil can leak into the cooling system and coolant not leak back due to the pressure differential.It is very easy to have a head gasket leaking and not see where the leak was with a visual inspection after disassembly. I would inspect the head for cracks and if it is ok clean the block and head and have the head checked for warpage and if it is ok replace the head gasket and you should be good to go.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
check engine coolant temperature when it gets warmer, or at operating temperature, and verify that the temperature gauge is showing warmed up to operating temperature. If the coolant temperature sensor tells the computer the engine is cold it will over fuel and miss and the engine will die. When cooled down it will run fine until it warms up. Also could be coil if it starts missing after warmed up.
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
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this is a common problem for these cars glow plugs go bad like spark plugs however the smoke would lead to bad mass airflow meter. it is not telling ecu corrcet miss. disconnect mass airflow meter. when cold see if this makes it start better. it should would means you need new m.a.f. glow plug issue take a test light place clamp on positive of battery then pull off glow plug connectors place tip of test light on glow plug the bad one will have a dull light unlike the good one which will be brighter. will need new plugs and wire harness four **** connectors and wire striper and crimper will fix concern good luck
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
SOURCE: smoking caddy van 1.9 tdi
Check the oil fill cap and the radiator cap, see if you have a milky scum accumulation on either one, can indicate a blown head gasket or a cracked cylinder where the oil is burning and allowing water intothe hot cylinder which causes white smoke to be emmitted from tailpipe.
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
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