Smoke n smell
My 2012 VW jetta gli has 84500 miles on it. It
has started smoking a little on left side
because it has tailpipes on both sides. Not
overheating, according to the car, sounds like a
cylinder is missing fire, like a put out sound, car
is a manual and spark plugs haven't been
changed. I was told that they didn't need
changed every year. I'm old school. Any
suggestions? Regular oil changes, every 3000,
and no one said anything about it using oil.
Black or blue smoke. What is the smell like?
I answered this last night, I have no idea why it didn't post. It is white/blue smoke. I have checked in the oil cap, nothing but oil. I even put my finger down a ways to make sure there wasn't any goo/mayonnaise looking stuff. I have checked the antifreeze, right where it is suppose to be. Car doesn't smell hot. I can't really smell the exhaust. I know what burning oil smells like out of a tail pipe, I've owned a ton of old cars. I haven't put my face in it either. I will add a picture to show if you like? Could it be a seal or gasket?
Oh, I was smelling a burnt plastic smell. Not from the engine, but from the tail end of the car. I was told I may have ran over a plastic bag, and I remember doing that. I just don't think the put put (missing sound) and the white/blue smoke has anything to do with that.
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