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Discussion in 'Bug & Veedub Problems' started by BellaBugNI, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. BellaBugNI

    BellaBugNI New Member

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    Bought 2000 1.6 Beetle 3 weeks ago, oh dear, hasnt been good, just out of garage last week after smoke on acceleration and changing low gears, had new breather pipes and thermostat replaced. Started doing it again today, white/greyish with sweet burning smell, tried a bit of diy 'italian tuning' on her and there was a big carbon deposit left on ground but ALOT of smoke that turned really dark at times, apart from this she is fine,, she idles fine, no power loss, please help, my last bill was rather huge (for me anyway)
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    used ALOT of oil this week, so its defo oil smoke. Tomorrow the guns are coming out and I'm checking the engine. Garage said they had checked, I now don't believe them :(
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    anyone? any ideas? Didn't check engine yesterday coz it rained hard all day and I don't have a garage
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    How many miles has it done? Have you had a compression check carried out?

    Could be worn valve stem seals, or worn rings.
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    Hi Harry :) 120,000 so she's been about a bit, and prob not very well maintained either :( After starting to strip her down I've decided the engine is going to get the works, think your right with the valve seals and piston rings. Haven't quite got into the engine yet (small engine bay has given me lots of grazed knuckles!), have the laborious job of draining coolant etc first, and putting timing belt back on is worrying me more than fixing the engine haha!!
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    1958 Harry Thats Mr Moderator to you! ;-) Staff Member

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    If you have a lift the engine is easy to take out. Drops straight out underneath.
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