Very aggrivating leak...

 
Old 01-11-2014, 09:58 PM
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Passengers side leaks oil and its dripping right onto the exhaust and burning up. White smoke and nasty smell. It appeared to be a valve cover so I replaced it. It did NOT stop. Any other ideas on a cause? My oil doesn't appear to be dropping very bad at all I haven't had to fill it in a while using full synthetic valvaline max life. I check it daily. So the leak is tiny but creates tons of smoke.
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:04 PM
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Am considering a stop leak. Any body have experience with em?
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Valve cover gasket and/or camshaft tensioner seal.

Check audiworld for a diy.

Stopleak will not fix an oil leak.
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I would think the tensioner seal too. Valve cover gaskets are a tough one to get perfect so double check your work. If it's not residual oil that is just making it's way down there. Get a mirror and fish it down the back of the cover and see where the whole mess is starting. Could try using a degreaser and clean the crap out of there, which is what i did and helped me with future diagnostic issues.
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#17 is my leaky seal. I'm going to replace em all.

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Having the same trouble with my 03 Allroad. Driver side. Already changed the vc gasket and significant leak continues. Could it be the head?
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:26 PM
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Mine was the half moon seal. If you take it to big o tires they'll put die in it for $10 drive for a day and take it back that's how I found my leak. The printed me that diagram as well.
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http://www.blauparts.com/proddetail.asp?prod=GF21002-C

That's the whole kit for my car. I bought that. And am waiting for warmer weather to fix it.
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You guys need to replace the Valve cover gaskets, Chain tensioner gaskets and half moon, and the Rear cam bore plugs to solve your oil leaks.
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You you have a link for the cam seals? I have the leak on the driver side by the firewall so the tensioner is on the other side at the front, but there is still a seal on the side I have a leak correct? (non tensioner side).

Do I need to remove the cam? Doubtful I am guessing.

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