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Old 06-17-2008, 01:07 AM
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Default Help! I have a leak and don't know what it is

I noticed I had a leak today, nothing major but it's been going on all day.

I got my car chipped about two weeks ago, I'm running 93 octane. I've had a problem lately where the line from the fuel pressure regulator would blow off the manifold because of the boost. So today I did some work.

Removed the battery, changed my headlight bulbs, removed the stock intake system and installed a cold air and then used a screw clamp to tighten the line from the fuel pressure regulator to the manifold.

Drove to school with no problem, no error codes, no check engine. I did have a problem when I went to lunch and left to came back I couldn't put the car in first gear. I had to jiggle it around alot to get it in. Since then though it's been fine. I came out of school and backed out of my spot and saw there was a brownish oil on the ground a decent sized puddle. I looked under my car and saw oil dripping off the splash shield. Drove it home conservatively. It ran fine, no stuttering or shaking or anything. I get home and get out to check it while its still running and notice a light smoke coming from under the hood on above the drivers side headlight. Pop the hood and use a flash light to look around and I don't see anything, I've let the car sit the past couple hours and just looked and there are only a few drops on the ground.

Now I'm not a huge mechanic, wouldn't even classify myself as one. I'm going to put the car on jack stands tomorrow after class and take a look underneath it. Anyone have any idea what it could be? I got my oil changed a week ago, it looks like its coming down right under the filter. Maybe they didn't tighten something but granted how I didn't notice it until today I doubt it would be that.

I just wanted to know if anyone had any ideas before I put it on stands.

Like I said its running fine
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Just jacked it up and its definetly leaking from the oil pan, looks like the gasket is done.

Should I try Volkswagen or should I take it somewhere else
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Just an update

It's leaking oil still, I'm taking care of that Monday. I'm also gonna replace the valve cover gasket. The transmission problem has been fixed, after taking it on the highway it wouldn't go into first or reverse. I thought a syncro was fucked or the connection was bad but the breather filter tube fell down between the motor and trans. Awesome huh
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What mods are you running on your car with that chip? If you are running parts that aren't capable of handling the extra boost you should seriously consider no longer running in chip mode until your car can handle it.
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You def don't need any other mods to run a 93 programs from any of the chip companys. No way a chipped mk4(prob 18psi) is gonna cause any problems on a stock 1.8t.

Fix the seal and you should be fine, also the problem you had shifting into first usually happens when a part is laying in the wrong place and stops the short shifter in the engine from moving freely. I had the same issue with my mk4 after doing some work to it. Just look to the right of the engine and make sure nothing is sitting against the shifter linkage.


*edit* i just read that you found the part causing the shifting prob lol happens to the best of us.
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