This morning I got in my car (
Mk3 Golf) and went to start it. The engine will turn over indefinitely but not start.
On my second attempt, again it would turn over, but as soon as I let go of the key it would stop and let out a big puff of smoke. The smoke (from what I can tell) is coming roughly from the area near the cam belt cover and the top of the block (not sure what else to be looking for around here and terminology. I want to say carburettor?)
I've checked the HT leads and distributor and they look fine. I've also been told it could be the coil. I'm a bit lost though at this point and any suggestions would be much appreciated!