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Hi Guys

I have noticed for the past few months that the exhaust smokes a lot. It is not blue or black smoke it looks just like the smoke that comes out of the exhaust when you start a cold engine on a very cold morning. Kind of like water vapour as in it dissipates into the atmosphere.
However, this is persistent even after the engine is warmed up or after I have driven for a few hours in the car.
I spoke to one chap he mentioned the engine was overfuelling.
I took my car to the garage for another issue and the chap there said it was the lambda sensor and qouted £200ish plus vat.
He didnt seem very certain from his tone.
The bottom line is that I don't want to part with that cash if I can avoid it. I have only had it for 7 months and have spent £200 on a coolant sensor and £180 for a wheel bearing.
Any suggestions?
Regards
Jim
 

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Hi there,
what year/spec is the car? i have simillar problem at the moment,
If your oil looks clear but your coolant tank is loosing fluid then it could be the turbo dumping coolant into the exhaust as it hits full boost,or a leak around the coolant sysrem somewhere,(assuming its turbo'd)new or s/h turbo will cure it.
if it using oil then the news is much worse im afraid.
 

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Hi
There thanks for reply
Mine is a 98 2.0Litre normal aspiration. GLS AWP.
Sounds like you have a turbo one.
There is no Mayo on the oil cap
Lemme know
Thx
 
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