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    Misfire, White Smoke- please help!

    Hi Guys,

    *Sighs* Was making my way back to london from MidlandVW yesterday as i had them fit a few clutch and flywheel (excellent service) when my car when into limp mode on the Motorway. The EMS light was flashing. I pulled over, turned the car off, and a puff of white smoke came from under the bonnet. I opened the bonnet to find the Oil stick sticking out. This morning i realised one of the coil packs was sticking up (not flat like the rest). I bought a new coil pack and took it to a garage. They then like me tried to install the new coilpack but the coil wasnt going down far enough, they then took the coil pack out and took out the spark plug to find oil (liquid) all over it. This was cylinder 1 which was coming up as misfiring on the diagnostic tool. He then checked the other plugs and 3 out of the 4 of them were wet. The car when started was smoking out of the exhaust and under the bonnet. The engine management light comes on fully now, no more flashing. The mechanic said the compression was low, he removed the oil stick and you could here the air being forced down.
    I have been told i may need a new gasket, this wasnt checked by a vw specialist.

    Apologies if i didnt explain very well, but please can anyone point me in the right direction. Give me an indication of the costs i may be looking at? Point me to a good garage that charge reasonable amounts, hopefully in the east london area where i can take my car to?

    Thanks.

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    Sounds like head gasket I'm afraid
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    If your oil stick got pushed out, sounds like the valves or pistons? no doubt HG. ah what do i know i work with computers lol :D

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    It does sound like the head gasket has gone, what with the plugs covered in water and the white smoke.

    It's not cheap to fix at any rate. What engine have you got?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cawmere
    Hi Guys,

    *Sighs* Was making my way back to london from MidlandVW yesterday as i had them fit a few clutch and flywheel (excellent service) when my car when into limp mode on the Motorway. The EMS light was flashing. I pulled over, turned the car off, and a puff of white smoke came from under the bonnet. I opened the bonnet to find the Oil stick sticking out. This morning i realised one of the coil packs was sticking up (not flat like the rest). I bought a new coil pack and took it to a garage. They then like me tried to install the new coilpack but the coil wasnt going down far enough, they then took the coil pack out and took out the spark plug to find oil (liquid) all over it. This was cylinder 1 which was coming up as misfiring on the diagnostic tool. He then checked the other plugs and 3 out of the 4 of them were wet. The car when started was smoking out of the exhaust and under the bonnet. The engine management light comes on fully now, no more flashing. The mechanic said the compression was low, he removed the oil stick and you could here the air being forced down.
    I have been told i may need a new gasket, this wasnt checked by a vw specialist.

    Apologies if i didnt explain very well, but please can anyone point me in the right direction. Give me an indication of the costs i may be looking at? Point me to a good garage that charge reasonable amounts, hopefully in the east london area where i can take my car to?

    Thanks.
    Is yours a grey S3? Saw one there today when i picked mine up, ive also just had a replacement clutch, had cambelt and haldex done too.
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    Audi S3 amk engine. The spark plugs had oil on them. Car is misfiring and white smoke is coming from engine bay and exhaust.

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    No my S3 is black. when dirty does look grey lol

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    Got the fault codes...

    VAG-COM Version: Release 409.1-S


    Chassis Type: 8L - Audi A3/S3
    Scan: 01,02,03,08,15,17,22,35,37,45,54,55,56

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 01: Engine
    Controller: 8N0 906 018 J
    Component: 1.8L R4/5VT 0003
    Coding: 10710
    Shop #: WSC 13622
    WAUZZZ8L821006073 AUZ7Z0A1912715
    3 Faults Found:
    16684 - Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
    P0300 - 35-00 - -
    16685 - Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected
    P0301 - 35-00 - -
    16686 - Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected
    P0302 - 35-00 - -
    Readiness: 0110 0101

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 03: ABS Brakes
    Controller: 8N0 907 379 E
    Component: ESP 20 CAN V005
    Coding: 18448
    Shop #: WSC 01236
    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 08: Auto HVAC
    Controller: 8L0 820 043 H
    Note: Excessive Comm Errors

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Skipping Address 15-Airbags

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 17: Instruments
    Controller: 8L0 920 980 R
    Component: KOMBI+WEGFAHRS. VDO D07
    Coding: 01444
    Shop #: WSC 00441
    WAUZZZ8L821006073 AUZ7Z0A1912715
    1 Fault Found:
    01304 - Radio
    49-00 - No Communications

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 22: AWD
    Controller: 02D 900 554 C
    Component: HALDEX LSC ECC 0009
    1 Fault Found:
    00526 - Brake Light Switch-F
    27-10 - Implausible Signal - Intermittent

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 35: Centr. Locks
    Controller: 8D0 862 257 E
    Component: CV-Pump, Alarm, RC D17
    Coding: 16202
    Shop #: WSC 00212
    2 Faults Found:
    01370 - Alarm triggered by Interior Monitoring
    35-00 - -
    00956 - Key 2
    09-00 - Adaptation Limit Surpassed

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 45: Inter. Monitor
    Controller: 4B0 951 173
    Component: Innenraumueberw. D03
    Coding: 00001
    Shop #: WSC 00000
    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 55: Xenon Range
    Controller: 4B0 907 357
    Component: LEUCHTWEITEREGLER D004
    Coding: 00014
    Shop #: WSC 01236
    No fault code found.

    End --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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    Is the water mixing with the oil? Check the header tank and also the oil. If the oil is milky then it's most probably your head gasket, which seems the most likely anyway.

 

 

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