View Full Version : Another problem with my 80tdi

25-05-2007, 09:59 AM
Right then, yesterday all was well, started with no smoke or anything ran fine, today get in it turn key fires up but white smoke and ecu lights on
Any ideas
There is no air in the fuel, there is no low compression, the headgasket is brand new, glow plugs are all working

28-05-2007, 08:44 AM
To be honest... white smoke is generally from water getting in to the system... so generally a coolant leak internally. If there is really alot, then thats the problem I'm thinking. Is the head torqued down properly? I didn't catch why the head gasket is new... but if it blew before, sometimes you have to skim the head as it can warp a tiny bit and not give a good seal. Unfortunately retorquing the head if the gasket has started leaking generally rarely works. You may have to remove the head, have it skimmed and get a new gasket unfortunately.
(but this is just my impression from your short post - would definitely be nice if it this wasnt the problem).