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problem with my s3

downhilldave77 Dec 9, 2012

  1. downhilldave77

    downhilldave77 Member

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    hi all bought a 2002 225 last week fsh 140000 on clock bodywork is lovely and interior pics on soon.there is something that is worrying me with the car .i was stoped in traffic the other night i noticed smoke from the exhaust it only seems to smoke when idling.when u pull off it seems to stop we done 80 miles in it yesterday and no overheating oil not creamy water level stays the same i dont seem to have any head gasket symptoms the motor runs nice.can any one shed some light on this please
     
  2. epox

    epox Active Member

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    steam??
     
  3. downhilldave77

    downhilldave77 Member

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    yeah its more like steam ie when the car is warming up but it does not stop only seems to do it when idling i followed the missus and no smoke /steam when driving along hope its not serious
     
  4. PiranhaMan

    PiranhaMan Member

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    think im having the same "issue" so im also interested in what people think it might be
     
  5. downhilldave77

    downhilldave77 Member

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    having read throu loads of threads on here iam pretty sure its caused by the colder weather and and the fact its a turbo charged car plus we drive it pretty slow cause our tip could do with replacing but i will be keeping an eye on my coolant , temp and oil just to be sure
     
  6. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    Mine smokes a fair bit on tick over even when warm, no use of oil or water so I have left it alone.
     
  7. Oke Phill

    Oke Phill Member

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    Mine does this every now and again.

    One thing i did do was remove my intercooler and pipe work and flush it through as i had a fair build up of oily gloopy substance in there. Now i think about it it has not done it since i cleaned them out. I must invest in a catch can really.

    Sorry not much help really.
     
  8. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Leave it on tickover. jump out of the car and see what colour it is....White colour and it will be just the cold weather... blue- ish smoke suggests oil burning...
     
  9. downhilldave77

    downhilldave77 Member

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    its white the same as when the car is warming up how come it only does this when the car is idling even if you have been down he motorway and pull up at a roundabout its still there :uhm:
     
  10. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    I think you are getting distressed over nothing mate,,,,its bloody cold out there,,my car does it, if there are no other symptoms give yourself a break and enjoy your motor man...:laugh:
     
  11. downhilldave77

    downhilldave77 Member

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    thats what i am gonna do thanks for the advice all :yes:
     

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