There is white smoke coming from the back left of my engine and a burning smell. What could this be?

Asked by Feb 05, 2019 at 11:46 AM about the 2011 Volkswagen Routan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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White smoke is caused by water/coolant evaporating; in your case it's being burned with oil. You probably have a blown head gasket that's venting coolant into the crankcase and burning inside the hot engine. You need a mechanic.

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