Why is my Volkswagen Passat producing smoke, oil and water from the exhaust?

My Volkswagen Passat 1.9TDI 130 Sport is throwing out white smoke, oil and water. Have you any ideas? Can I try injector cleaner?

Asked on 30 July 2010 by tupac7196

Answered by Alan Ross
I take it you mean 'throwing' out of the exhaust. If so, white smoke indicates the following. The engine/pump timing is out, there is fuel starvation to the pump (causing the pump's timing not to operate correctly), the engine has low compression, or there is water/petrol in the fuel. Or it could be symptomatic of cylinder head or gasket problems
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