my 1.8 85 cabriolet has a fuel ingection system of a 90 jetta, and rebuilt motor and also put some headers, but the ploblem is that white smoke from the moffler out what could it be.

Asked by Nov 06, 2012 at 11:31 AM about the 1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet Base

Question type: Car Customization

some friend tell me that the white smoke is gasoline and other that is oil.

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Blue Smoke is Oil /Black Smoke, you likely running very rich/White Smoke may be coolant{Water} > you need to check your Oil for traces of Coolant{Water} & your Coolant for traces of Oil. > Coolant in the Oil will leave a Milky residue, Oil in Coolant may also be Milky, or Black streaks. > You may need a to check the Head Gasket, then check to see if your Head is Warped. > Are you using Digifant Fuel injection or CIS ?

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Is the white smoke all the time or just when starting up? Is it a bluish white? It's not going to be gas. Does it smell like oil or is it a sweet smell? It could be a leaking head gasket, you could be burning oil or it could need maintenance like pcv valve. http://www.freeasestudyguides.com/exhaust-color.html

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