I was wondering if someone is able to help. I don’t have any experience with cars but I hope that someone can make a few suggestions.
I have an Audi TT which is just over five years old and is coming up to 50,000 miles on the clock.
The car was losing a lot of coolant and was burning up oil and the emission light finally came on in the car.
I took the car to a garage who said that it was a cylinder head gasket and that they would need to remove this and send it to get skimmed. The garage done the required work and have handed me the car back.
On the way home the emission light came back on so I took the car back to the garage who said they checked the compressions and everything looks ok and that they think it is possibly some gunk in the exhaust system and that I should take it for a long run.
I done as they suggested and went for a long drive but this did not fix the issue so the car went in again to get checked and they are now not sure what the problem is.
I have noticed when the car is moving I don’t seem to get any smoke but when the car is idling for about five minutes smoke starts to come out of the exhaust along with a burning smell. The smoke itself is dark in colour but not black. I thought that this is odd for the smoke to only appear when the car seems to be idling such as when stuck in traffic.
One of the mechanics said that the block could be cracked and that if this is the case I should get rid of it. How can this be checked?
As I said I don’t really know a lot about cars and any ideas would be a great help.