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2003 Passat 1.8T smeills bad, using a lot of oil!

Bad smell in the passenger compartment and near the front end of the car ... not in exhaust, though.

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Check engine for oil leaks and crank case ventalation pipes, and filters clean if nesasery remove induction pipe from turbo to inlet manifold, if oil presant check for play on turbo turbine shaft, if movement is felt replace turbo check for oil in air filter and i exceive then carry out compresion test to chech for exesive crank case presure

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SOURCE: BMW 328i 1997 - Smell 'oil cylinder burning"

You have oil leaks getting on the exhaust system, they are getting into the car, have the car checked over to find source of leaks.

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SOURCE: oil in water resovour vw 2002 passat

This is probably a head gasket problem and not an oil cooler problem.

The oil cooler is fairly easy to test.

Remove the cooler from the engine but do not disconnect cooling lines and then pressurize the cooling system. You can use a radiator test tool to put pressure on the cooling system and look for leaks. If it leaks, replace it.

You may also be able to bypass the oil cooler altogether if it leaks.

The head gasket is another story.

Get a 1/4" pipe to spark plug fitting and put a male air coupling fitting in it.

Then you can charge the cylinders with air from your compressor.

Make sure each cylinder that you test is at top dead center so that the valves are closed.

If air bubbles into your coolant, you found your problem.

If air leaks out your intake you have a bad intake valve

If air leaks out your exhaust you have a bad exhaust valve etc.


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