2003 vw beetle new battery hook up

Asked by Oct 10, 2016 at 11:31 PM about the 2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2003 vw beetle and I went to put in a new battery
and when I went to start the car it wouldn't start  and a
loud burst happened on the left side of the engine
followed by white smoke and a oily substance. What
could that be?

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