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Was out cruising and did a pull in my 2004 Jetta gli 1.8t
Now I’m peaking at 10 psi (22 normally ) plus it’s slow as dog shit And I checked my oil and there was some yellow plastic or some yellow shavings in my oil any ideas on what this would be from ? Blown gasket or something
 

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Hi, If you could post some pictures of the debris, it would help others identify what it could be. Any metal-like shavings can indicate serious damage, and the reduced performance does not sound healthy. A location of where the shavings were would also help as I am assuming you drained the oil into a pan to inspect?

Plastic yellow shavings could be:

  • Dipstick 'O' ring/handle deteriorated into the bottom
  • Foreign object entered filler cap
  • Oil filter damage
You really will be troubleshooting from here as there are a lot of possibilities. The shavings in the oil may be the least of your worries if damage has been caused after hard acceleration.
 
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