91 having problems stalling and blowing smoke

Jacobmk3

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Hey guys I just recently got a 91 turbo with 300kmiles and the problem is that the car stalls when I rev it when in Neutral and driving. It is also blowing darkIsh smoke. I’ve gotten told that mk3s have bad timing and also head gaskets.
Anyone have any idea what it is thank you.
 

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Did you pull the codes? Search on here for instructions if you're unfamiliar.

Mk3s do in fact have head gaskets. And as for bad timing, they typically break when it's least convenient for the owner. :)