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My daughter bought a V.W. last September. She went for MOT

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my daughter bought a V.W. last September. She went for MOT which failed on emissions. The oil level and water levels are normal, but the test mechanic suspected a significant problem with the engine. What do you think is wrong? The mileage is currently 87,000miles. she has only driven 3000 miles so far.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 4 years ago.

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How is the vehicle running?

Any smoking,abnormal noises,etc?

Are there any warning lights coming on at all?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

There was smoke emitting when the test was carried out. The vehicle has been running okay. No warning lights.

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 4 years ago.
Ok the vehicle appears to have the normal power?
Expert:  Mark replied 4 years ago.


Can you tell me if the reason for failure was due to the engine pushing out smoke or if it was due to actual emission content. ie high CO or HC or Lambda for petrol engine or smoke density for a diesel engine.


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