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Karolina
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18th Nov 19 at 11:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi!
I was wondering if anyone had a similar problem as I do with my corsa or if anyone can advice me what might have broken.

On Saturday after driving for over 200 miles my car has lost its power, allowing me to go 40 mph maximum to start with and eventually it just got worse and worse. There is also a massive cloud of white smoke coming from the exhaust with a strong smell of burning whenever the engine is turned on.

The engine temperature has remained normal throughout the whole drive so I'm not sure if it is anything to do with the coolent.

Anyone has any suggestions?
Sam
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18th Nov 19 at 12:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Have you checked your coolant levels?
Ian
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18th Nov 19 at 21:37   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The engine temperature *reading* may be normal but that doesn't necessarily indicate that there's coolant and the sensor is immersed properly.

White smoke can also be oil and related to turbo failure.

Problem with physical failure causing smoke is you can't really diagnose electronically as the sensor inputs become less trustworthy.

Best case you may have holed a hose and the turbo can't build boost pressure meaning air/fuel mixture is wrong which explains the power loss and smoke.

Worse cases a more serious failure.

As Sam says, fluid level checks followed by proper disassembly, I don't think you're getting to the bottom of this online.
Karolina
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19th Nov 19 at 10:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Checked coolant levels, all normal. Had an AA had a look at it last night and it is unfortunately failure related to the turbo.
There is an oil leakage through the turbo leading to buring oil hence the smoke. Engine had barely any oil left in it but thank god it still works fine!

 
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