2001 NB With a bad oil leak! - NewBeetle.org Forums
NewBeetle.org Forums
Go Back   NewBeetle.org Home > NewBeetle.org Forums > Discussion - Technical > 1.8 Liter Turbo

1.8 Liter Turbo Discussion area for the 1.8 liter turbocharged engine.

NewBeetle.org is the premier Volkswagen Beetle Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-19-2006, 12:16 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Default 2001 NB With a bad oil leak!

Hey all, I'm new to the forums and I have a problem.
My 2001 1.8t Beetle has been performing relatively well with no major issues besides a cylinder head modification for the past 2 years since I've owned it. Just recently I noticed a minor oil leak coming from near the area where the downpipe is located. I rolled under to inspect it and noticed a small concentration of oil around the primary oil line to the turbocharger. The coolant line also had the same concentration but with coolant...what else . Anyway, I proceeded to tighten the lines, make sure the seals were good and ran the car for maybe 15-20 minutes under low and high engine acceleration. No leaks. About 2 weeks later it started leaking again, apparently the lines were only a minor problem. All the lines are intact with no breaks and I'm not sure where the leak could be coming from. At the moment it is leaking about a teaspoon of oil per minute, yeah...bad. I need any advice I can get, after rebuilding the cylinderhead once on the car I don't want to have to do a major rebuild again. Have any suggestions?


BTW.

Mileage: 74000
Oil Type: Castrol Syntec 5w-30

Any advice is highly appreciated.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-19-2006, 09:53 AM
180 Degrees out of faze
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location:
Central Coast, CA,
Car: 98 TDI NB.
Default

First you need to find the leak. It could be from a number of places. Try this: spread out a bunch of news paper, and park the car over the paper. Run it for a while, at the rate of the leak, shouldn't take long. Mark where the car was parked, then move the car off of the paper. Just look for the oil spot. From your marks, you should see where the oil is dripping from. It has to be up from there.
Did you check the oil cooler/filter for leaks?
Look around the oil pressure switch.
Is the valve cover good and tight?
Is the front of the motor dry? Cam and crank seals OK?
You checked the oil return line from the turbo, eh?
__________________
I have been accused of many things, sane is not one of them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the NewBeetle.org Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Perplexing Antifreeze leak dr427 2.0 Liter Gas 9 04-05-2012 11:18 PM
Who wants so Swim? My Bug has a big leak inside (how to fix it) Pulgamovil Questions, Issues, Concerns, or Problems with the New Beetle 12 06-09-2007 09:59 PM
Red Thick Leak?????? VW 924 5 2.0 Liter Gas 5 12-07-2005 09:23 PM
antifreeze leak rob11g Questions, Issues, Concerns, or Problems with the New Beetle 4 11-01-2005 04:01 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:20 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2