Wet sparks plugs and coolant comes out of exhaust

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Wet sparks plugs and coolant comes out of exhaust

Post by Mogake » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:21 am

Hi

I drive a jetta 6 1.4 tsi. It had no spark and we discovered that the plugs are wet, after they were cleaned it started and a lot of water came out of the tail pipes. We also discovered water in the turbo intake. What could be the cause of this?
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Re: Wet sparks plugs and coolant comes out of exhaust

Post by billionairebum » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:12 pm

Are you trying to start the car underwater?
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Post by Ashveer03 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:32 pm

How much is a lot of water? Some water is normal when cold (condensation). But after moving or idling for a while there should be no water coming out at all.

And where the plugs wet with fuel or water?

There isnt suppose to be any water at all in the Turbo intake pipe. Was the engine washed or something

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Post by Mogake » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:33 pm

The plugs get wet with water which cause a mksfire on all cylinders and recently the epc light comes on while driving. I was told to check the head gasket, could that be the cause??.. How do I solve this issue?
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Post by Ashveer03 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:21 am

Honestly dont know how water is going through the intake pipe its impossible unless as billionairebum asked.. lol

Im not familiar with this engine, i dont know if it has an egr with an egr cooler or if the turbo is water cooled.

First check if the water leak is internal or whether its being fed in via the intake manifold or by the egr (if it has an egr)

Its also strange that ur engine hasnt hydrolocked yet..

I have never seen a headgasket blow on all 4 cylinders, neither did i see a cracked head or block do that. So i kind of doubt it - not impossible though (nothing is impossible)
Did u notice overheating or any other symptoms?

U can also do a cylinder leak down test and a coolant pressure test and the result of that should point u in a direction..

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Post by panic-mechanic » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:40 am

DO you have water meth spray connected?.
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Post by Mogake » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:35 am

I'm also not sure if it has an egr. The turbo is water cooled though. My temperature gauge is always normal, no sjgn of over heating but after +- 100km the refill coolant light comes on and I have to refill the coolant bottle....
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Post by Mogake » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:38 am

panic-mechanic wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:40 am
DO you have water meth spray connected?.
No, not that I have noticed
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Post by missioner » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:54 am

Get the car to a quality mechanic ASAP.

You have a blown head gasket.

I've encountered this on both the CLP and CAAV engines.
Mogake wrote:I'm also not sure if it has an egr. The turbo is water cooled though. My temperature gauge is always normal, no sjgn of over heating but after +- 100km the refill coolant light comes on and I have to refill the coolant bottle....
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Post by P1LAYA-ZN » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:55 am

Also think its a blown head gasket.
Happened with my old A3, when doing SW the fans stopped working and car overheated then blew gasket.
On cold start in the mornings, I experienced a very rough start up, which gradually got worse, and noticed the water bubbling in the reservoir.
When I opened the plugs, it was wet (water), causing the rough start.
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Re: Wet sparks plugs and coolant comes out of exhaust

Post by Mogake » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:14 am

Thanks for the advice guys. I'll update on the outcome from the garage
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