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Raftery, you have an engine internal coolant leak, bad head gasket, intake manifold gasket faulty, cracked cylinder head, cracked engine block. links below show. Show your appreciation by pressing the helpful button and follow me on fixya for more info and tips.
White smoke is an indication of water in the exhaust. This can be from condensation in the muffler, but that type of smoke usually dissipates after a minute or two of running. Constant, thick white smoke is usually a sign of water leakage into the combustion chamber(s), either via a blown head gasket, cracked head, or cracked block.
Symptom: White smoke or water vapor from the exhaust. You notice white smoke coming from the exhaust when you start your car. If it is cold out, this may be normal. If the smoke does not disappear after the car is warmed, you have a problem.
Transmission fluid may be entering the intake manifold through vacuum modulator. The Fix: Replace vacuum modulator
Cylinder head gasket(s) may be bad. The Fix: Replace cylinder head gasket(s).
Cylinder head(s) may be warped or cracked. The Fix: Resurface or replace cylinder heads. (Resurfacing is not a DIY job)
The engine block may be cracked. The Fix: Replace engine block.
the gasket you had replaced was the lower intake manifold? this gasket can leak coolant and cause white smoke to come from the exhaust. the exhaust is actually single with dual outlet at muffler. when an engine is getting coolant into the cylinder it burns and causes white smoke much like steam. if the engine is running rough and has the check engine light on then it sounds like you have either a leaking intake manifold or problems with the cylinder head or heads. head(s) could have a bad gasket or a crack. only way for sure to tell is too remove manifold or head(s). call the repair shop and demand to have it looked at again. also have another totally separate repair shop inspect it to have a second opinion.
blue smoke out of 1.8 turbo its allways bad oil seal inside turbo.need new turbo or rebuild OEM. with 24 years experience working with vw never seen single headhasket go bad on 1.8 turbo engines.blue smoke its 100% turbo every time