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97audia4
05-08-2007, 06:59 PM
So a couple of months ago I got a cel and i know its the coolant temp sensor, so I stil havnt bothered to fix, well a couple of weeks ago on starts ups after the car sits for about 2 hours or when i go to start it the ide jumps from like 800 to 1200 rapidly and white smoke comes out of the exhaust but, that only happens for like 10 seconds and then it stops and the idle smooths out i dont know what it could be, i have a 2.8 if that helps

mathieums
05-08-2007, 07:08 PM
white smoke = burning coolant

97audia4
05-08-2007, 07:10 PM
it doesnt smell like oil, and my coolant its going low at all, but my car does have 160k on her so could it be that the head gaskets need to be changed