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  1. #1
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    Default 1.8T oil leak.....

    2003 Jetta 1.8T keeps leaking oil!

    Noticed oil on the garage floor starting a few months ago.

    Checked everything out and the front camshaft seal was leaking a bit. Replaced valve cover gaskets, both camshaft seals, and the cam tensioner seal.

    Oil leak went away for a few weeks. Noticed oil on the garage floor again. Checked everything out and the front camshaft seal was leaking. Replaced it again.

    Seemed find for a couple weeks and yesterday I noticed more oil on the garage floor. WTF

    Just checked and there is oil again behind the cam position sensor. WTF!!!!

    Is there a trick to installing that cam seal or what??? Once I removed the cam cap when I installed the seal, the other time I pressed it in. Both times they leaked so obviously I'm missing something. Am I supposed to use sealant on there or what?

    Thanks, Shawn


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    VWs don't leak, they mark their territory.

    (sorry, no real help here)
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    A little sealant wouldn't hurt. I always throw some on when installing a gasket or seal, as long as it is between non moving parts.

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    My 1.8t leaks like it has a medical condition.

    Are your air dams in place? At least those would keep the oil off the floor...LOL

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    What type of seal are you using?
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    Just the dealer seals. Last time I was there I asked them if there were 2 variations (seen mention of them in Bentley) and they said no.

    Is there a "good" one to use?

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    And whats up with PCV blockage on the 1.8Ts? How do you check that and what can you do about it?

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    Try some thread sealer on 6mm bolts that hold the CPS in place.

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