[Vwdiesel] super smoke

mikitka mikitka at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 6 21:24:16 EDT 2005

It was more on the lines of dark grey and it did smell like diesel. I'll
have to check all those area's.  Any good suggestions as to where to send
the pump off too for a reliable rebuild?

-----Original Message-----
From: Doyt W. Echelberger [mailto:doyt at buckeye-express.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 9:05 PM
To: mikitka
Cc: vwdiesel at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] super smoke

What color smoke? I'll assume black, and that sounds like to much fuel for 
the air.

Maybe the exhaust path is partially obstructed with rust/mouse nest, 
etc....or, maybe the induction path is partially obstructed. And you could 
check the air filter for being wet, oil clogged, or insect nest/mouse nest.

My 85 TD blows black smoke when it put my foot in it at operating temp.

Sometimes it blows some blue smoke on cold start.

My na 82 blew (past tense) white smoke when it skipped a notch in the 
timing belt. It is RIP.


At 07:49 PM 4/6/2005 -0400, you wrote:
>Just was curious.  I parked my 91 Jetta TD in January due to what sounded
>like bad lifters. It was running fine and then when I got to work it
>with the clacking sound like the lifters would not pump up and ran rough at
>idle but fine cruising down the road.  Well between getting the garage
>(which it is almost there, about one more weeks worth of work) family time
>with my twin girls, and my Air Force duty I have not touched the Jetta till
>today to see if it would start. Well it did, not real easy but it did start
>and man o man did it smoke. It will run but will not idle and smokes big
>time. Now can this be an injection pump problem?  Before this all happened
>it was running great other than the 0 oil pressure at the head at operating
>temp, and the one qt of oil usage every 400 miles with serious blow by out
>the cam cover. The IP is timed correctly with a dial gage per the Bentley.
>Could my IP be going bad, or is now bad.  I installed new injectors back in
>Nov and it ran fine up till that one cold Jan day.  I'm just wondering if I
>might as well have the IP rebuilt while I have the head off and the pistons
>out to see why the rings never seated from when I rebuilt it back this past
>summer. Does that sound like a good idea?  From what I can tell the IP has
>never been touched and has 178k on it.  It is an ECO Jetta. If that makes a
>difference.  I was just wondering. Oh to complete the process of work,
>should I go back through the turbo as well and install new seals since I
>will have it off?
>I have been reading all the posts. Learning as much as I can. Thanks to
>everyone for all this great information.
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