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Kevin, VW Mechanic
Category: VW
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Experience:  Diagnostic technician at vw/ audi specialist
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Got a 2006 jetta tdi putting out lots of black smoke in 2nd

Customer Question

got a 2006 jetta tdi putting out lots of black smoke in 2nd gear works perfect other than that.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you been losing oil or coolant?
Customer: 230 000 not using oil or loosing coolant
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes .I have tried a new air filter and fuel filter .there is no check engine light on
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: the car does not smoke in any other gear
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Hi im kevin the most likely cause is the egr valve becoming clogged with carbon .removing and cleaning egr will normally solve this type of issue

Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Please rate my service and let me know if you need anything else at all