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Old 10-01-2015, 06:12 PM   #2201
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The drips were there before but I didn't associate them with oil, but rather the stupid no-ignition fuel things I did with the Megasquirt. I pushed a SHITLOAD of fuel into the exhaust at one point, I had fuel dripping out of the vbands, tailpipe, everywhere. I never did anything stupid enough to light it off and create a massive backfire, so I had figured it was just more seepage. I squirted the drip markes with brake clean on Monday when I got home and it went away, and it was not until this morning that I realized they were back with a vengeance.

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No worries man, I appreciate you posting up! I wouldn't expect you to even TRY to keep up with the thread at this point You're work is most certainly done, and I appreciate the effort!

But on a more serious note, I want to say this now before there is any confusion: this obviously existed before the car was tuned and has nothing to do with anything Vlad could have possibly done to the car. I hold him in no way responsible for any of my mess. Nobody get any bright ideas and start pointing fingers
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haha no worries. do you know if it's oil for sure? it really looked like condensation or some sort of weird mixture, def not "just" oil. I dunno
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:31 PM   #2203
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I mean, it tastes like oil
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Yeah, its oil. Its not a dry deposit of dark wierdness like we saw before, this is wet and oily and feels like oil between the fingers. I can't think of what it would be OTHER than oil.
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:45 PM   #2205
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Yeah, its oil. Its not a dry deposit of dark wierdness like we saw before, this is wet and oily and feels like oil between the fingers. I can't think of what it would be OTHER than oil.
Your car is leaking diesel! You need to get that VW software out of there!

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Old 10-01-2015, 06:49 PM   #2206
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I mean, that WOULD explain all the torque
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There is no pressurized oil passage in the head gasket on the exhaust side. Only on the intake side.
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When it is cool spray the head and block really good with brake cleaner and get it really degreased.

Edit: California? Sorry you can't buy brake cleaner. Forget I mentioned it.
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Lol, we have brake cleaner here. It works exactly the same as the stuff I 'smuggled' across the border from Arizona 2 years ago so I don't bother with that silliness anymore.

Plugs will be out in the next 20 minutes or so, or however long it takes for them to not burn my fingerprints off.
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:25 PM   #2210
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WAT.
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WAT.
Well..... I'm lost now
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So. Pull the turbo and the manifold? I wonder if I can unbolt the turbo from the manifold and downpipe and move it far enough out of the way to not need to disconnect the coolant lines. Humm...
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Also, lol @ 300hp on N/A temp range plugs and stock 99/00 ignition system
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valve cover gasket. btdt.
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Pull the manifold so you can see that the oil leak is between the head and block connection. I'd go ahead and drain the coolant.
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valve cover gasket. btdt.
SURELY if it was the valve cover he would have seen that, it's pretty obvious when the valve cover is the leak. I really don't think that's his problem, pretty sure he or Vlad would have spotted that. But that would be a really easy fix if it were so.
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I had the same mess on the block and even all over the flanges in the connection but nothing on the plugs or in the ports. Very hard to see amount above the manifold flange because it coated the whole thing evenly. Fixed my crank case venting, stopped getting oil on the side of the block.
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Well, that's dry.




So is the valve cover gasket (Unless Leafy meant valve stem seal gasket...?)
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look in between those middle runners between the flange and head
it's coming from the exhaust ports. not vc, not hg, but from there.
where it's originating, no idea.
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Manifold is dry inside
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