HELP!!! A4 2.0TDi 143bhp '09 Using lots of coolant & now smoke coming from exhaust!
Need some input if possible.
2 nights ago I was driving on the motorway and I got a warning to stop the engine and the check the coolant, it had very little. Luckily I stopped at an Asda off the motorway so topped up with Anti-Freeze given the time of year. I checked it when I got home, less than 10miles, and the coolant was a way down again. I topped it up and parked it for the night.
Following day I took the car a 20 mile round trip and coolant level didn't budge, great! However that night I got back in, car failed to start twice, ran out of coolant, again topped up and left, never got to the end of the street before lots of white smoke was coming from exhaust and even the engine bay! Coolant level was fine but I took it to a garage and left it there for them to take a look at this morning.
In the mean time I was looking to see if:
1. Anyone has come across this before and/or
2. Knows what this could be
Sorry for long story but thought I'd give all details of what I've done.
P.S. Ironically when I took it to the garage this morning there was very little white smoke unless there was harsh pedal work!