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Went to look at my sisters car today. 2002 V6 30v 4-motion B5 Passat. Could barely get it to start. Once it did, had a rough Idle and poured out quite a bit of smoke. And of course the CEL is on. Im hoping i can Vag it soon.

Anyone got any ideas?
 

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Re: Trouble starting. Rough Idle. Smoke. ??? (BigE98GTI)

Wrong forum. Her car has a 2.8 30v, not a 3.0 30v.
From what you describe this sounds like it could have a head gasket pproblem, cracked head, etc. What faults did you find. Have you done a compression test?
 

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Re: Trouble starting. Rough Idle. Smoke. ??? (bjtgtr)

Thats weird. They must have put the wrong badges on top of her engine cover???

And i have not vag'd the car yet. Trying to find someone with the right vag software for her car.
 

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Re: Trouble starting. Rough Idle. Smoke. ??? (BigE98GTI)

How many miles are on the car? The first thing I would guess is spark plugs(tune up). It's misfiring, I wouldn't worry any further until after you do the plugs.
 

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Re: Trouble starting. Rough Idle. Smoke. ??? (20v GTI Guy)

Yea it sounds like a misfire. Still trying to get a hold of a Vag. Its got about 55k on it. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Trouble starting. Rough Idle. Smoke. ??? (20v GTI Guy)

That was actually my first guess. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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