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From your description, it sounds like you have a plugged catalytic converter. The glowing red exhaust pipe and lack of power is what would clue me to that.


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From the description I'd suspect turbo failure.. and I'm sorry to say that if that's the case you're looking at another big bill.


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Smoke emitted from the tailpipe is likely either coolant or, more likely given the oil light, engine oil. The "wooooo" noise you described is in all likelyhood a boost leak. The wipers stopping mid-wipe and then restarting is likely unrelated to the engine problem. I've had a Volkswagen group car do this to me once and it never did it again since. I ...


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In a word: NO! Please don't run the engine any more until you get some of it drained. You've got at least 8 quarts too much oil in the engine. This will cause damage to your engine if you run it. You need to drain the oil out where it sits to avoid damage. Please realize, the "oil life indicator" does not indicate how much oil you have in your engine, but ...


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From your comment, it looks like the alternator has seized. I was easily able to get the belt off till it was the alternators turn, the belt was melted onto the alternator, and the pulley was the one that couldn’t spin Unfortunately you will need to either get the alternator reconditioned or get a new one fitted.


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What initially happened is that your timing belt broke, which causes the moving pistons in the engine to hit the -now stationary- valves in the engine head. This causes major engine damage and expensive repairs. This is also why it is important that a timing belt is to be replaced at a fixed interval, either after a certain mileage or age (x years). What ...


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Don't buy it. Seriously, it could have major problems and there could be many causes, perhaps multiple causes. White smoke indicates coolant, probably steam from overheating or a coolant leak spraying over a hot engine. It could be cracked radiator, split hose, bad hose connection, or an engine seal. Rough idle is likely a separate issue, and could have ...


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Take the belt off, noting every pulley it turns (aside from the crank pulley). Try to turn every pulley you noted in step 1 (including the tensionor). Any device with a pulley you cannot turn by hand, should be inspected. Many air conditioner compressors have a clutch that takes the load off the engine when not in use. So with the A/C off (like when the ...


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I agree with the other two posts. An easy way to check this, DON'T USE YOUR BARE HAND, but have someone get in the truck and hold the accelerator down slightly so that the engine is revving at around 1000 - 1500 RPM. Put on a good leather work glove and put your and in front of the tailpipe. If you don't feel much pressure then you likely have a plugged ...


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The 1.8T Audi TTs have what's called an "Interference Engine" (AKA Non-clearance engine). What this means is that the timing belt system will fall out of sync if the belt fails. However, when things fall out of sync, it also allows things like your cylinder head valves to hit the top of your pistons. More often than not, timing belt failure in these types of ...


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I have a Tata Tiago and i encountered the very same problem about 6 months ago (my car was idling at around 2300 K). The guys at the service center ran all kinds of checks and diagnostics and came to the conclusion that there was something wrong with the accelerator sensor. So, they changed it. But it didn't make any difference. Finally, the electrician on ...


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