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A bent conrod will cause low compression in a cylinder, but not white smoke. White smoke is an indication of water being sucked into the cylinder, ergo a leaking headgasket. If you haven't done any performance modifications to your car, it's unlikely you would have bent a conrod unless your timing belt broke or one of the cylinders got flooded. The latter is ...


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The book time for your head gasket renewal is 9.8 hrs. An average sort of hourly rate would be around £95+ an hour(UK). Parts would come to around £150. On these pretty average figures you are looking at something like £1300 with the tax(VAT). White smoke on a diesel engine is symptomatic of the cylinder/cylinders not burning the fuel properly. This could be ...


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First... find another garage. White smoke and low compression are NOT symptoms of a bent connecting rod. Also, you CANNOT inspect the connecting rods by removing the head - they're on the opposite (bottom) ends of the pistons. White smoke and low compression are both symptoms of a blown head gasket. That's very classic. It doesn't sound like it's very bad, ...



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