My golf is garaged 7/8 months of the year. I took it out for a run recently and it seemed to be running well. However today whilst accelerating large puffs of white smoke came out the exhaust, the car was not missing nor overheating, anybody any ideas what this could be? could it be from lying in the garage, just passed an mot aswell, thanks. Debbie
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My mk3 1996 16v 2ltr was playing up, wouldnt start when cold, wouldnt rev above 4500-5000. I changed the ignition switch, ecu relay, petrol pump relay, plugs,plug leads, coil, and finally, checked the hall sender on the dizzy, and found a broken wire in the dizzy body. Got a 2nd hand dizzy from a breakers for 40 quid, (150 or more new) and all is well. (I actually took the car to two garages and they couldnt find the problems, no faults registered on vagcom).
Is it a VW specialist? Ask them to put it on VAGCOM equipment (it's a software program which can connect to the ECU by a cable which plugs under the dash. If they don't have it or just generic software with less functionality, go to a VW specialist (independent if possible it'll be cheaper) and it should help identify the issues. Stalling at 30mph is scary
Amie, the Golf model in the usa market for the 1996 year is a 2.0 liter straight 4 8valves or the gti version 16valves. Your problem could be electrical.When was last time you had a complete tuneup? Oxygen sensor could also be a pest for you,cloged fuel filter? these are rather inexpensive checks you could do first,,good luck
Sounds like its not sticking to the flywheel instantly but skippng a little bit and the squeek could be the clutch plate springs groaning.If the clutch and flywheel have been used hard it could have a heat glaze on it that resists grip Probably need to get flywheel machined when you eventualy change the clutch.