HVAC and engine compartment leaks
jalexmichaels at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 6 12:26:59 EDT 2006
Finally had time to look more closely at the possible leaks in the engine
compartment causing fume smells in the HVAC system.
HVAC and fumes: First, I noticed I am missing the long rubber seal/molding
that runs along the barrier between the engine compartment and the HVAC/fuse
box area. Could this lack of a seal be one of the reasons I am getting so
much fume smell in the system? Time to go to a boneyard to ge this part.
I have rigged the HVAC system to essentially be on recirculate all the time.
No more fume smells (yes!), but this is a temporary fix. I see nothing
obviously wrong with the spring or mechanism that attaches to the two HVAC
Engine compartment leaks:
Something is leaking on the exhaust system in front of the driver's side cat
converter. Can't figure out what, might be pentosin from the resevoir or ps
rack? There is a rip in the ps rack rubber accordian, but on the passenger
Also, there does seem to be some oil around the back end of the head gasket.
Thanks to all who have responded to these issues,
Jacob Michaels PDX
01 Passat Wagon
More information about the 200q20v