I was following my son in his 2005 2.5 5 cyl Jetta and there was a lot of white/grey smoke coming out of the exhaust, it got worse when he accelerated. There are no engine lights on, nor any overheating. It was down about a half quart of oil. The car only has 65K on it, could it be the head gasket? The engine cover(?) was replaced a couple of months ago due to loud squealing. The dealer said it had to be replaced right away to avoid a bigger problem. This white smoke seems like a big problem. Any smaller problems it could be? Can I drive it to the shop?
white smoke from exhaust on 2005 Volkswagen Jetta
by ldinct in Fairfield, CT on November 15, 2010
ANSWER by Visitor on November 15, 2010
if its NOT a deisel, its possably a head gasket. i just went through this on my pontiac sunfire, it progresivly got worse to the point where i had to add WATER; not antifreeze (antifreeze can harm the rings) check the coolant level to see if it goes down
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