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A4 1.9 TDi white smoke when accelerating on motorway and loss of power

Discussion in 'Diesel forum' started by willplummer, Sep 5, 2011.

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    [Sep 5, 2011]
    Hi guys,

    I've recently started seeing smoke coming from the back of my A4. It happens mostly when accelerating on the motorway. When i accelerate I can see white smoke coming up the back of the car and behind me. It's not a huge could to put people behind off but it is very noticeable in the rear view. I have also noticed a slight loss of power when the smoke appears. When idling there is no smoke. the car sounds fine at all times.

    From reading a lot of other posts on this forum it seems like I might have a problem with the turbo? It doesn't sound like a head gasket if it only happens on acceleration right?

    Any thoughts or ideas would be really helpful. I haven't yet checked the oil level / colour.

    Thanks

    Will
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    I wouldnt even chance giving beans atm as it could be a vaned turbo & thus clogged up & getting stuck, which could blow the turbo & thus create a nice mess to clean up & fix, I'd get it checked asap, take it extremely easy & certainly get it scanned now.
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    I'll book it in for a diagnosis ... thanks for the reply.
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    [Sep 6, 2011]
    Thanks again for the help. I've had it looked at and it was a split hose on the turbo intake ... £107 ... I'm happy :)

    I hope this thread might be useful for someone else with the same problem!
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