[Biturbos4] where is all the oil coming from!!??

adamdschwartz at comcast.net adamdschwartz at comcast.net
Sun Nov 27 05:25:51 EST 2005

Hey all,
Happy T day to all....

Last week when I was changing my oil I noticed that the underside of 
my tranny was a bit wet with oil. The car was going into the shop the 
next day to have the CV boot replaced, so I asked them to investigate 
the oil leak....

What they found was oil was pooling on top of the engine, under the 
intake, and then rolling down the back of the engine and getting on 
the under side of the tranny.

What they noted was that there was oil in the intake... They pulled 
the air filter and there was a little oil under it... I noticed that 
my TBB has some oil seeping around the edges, and yea- i can see oil 
pooling under the intake- a fairly good amount. Way more than normal 
for this car. The mechanic also noted that he could see some 
antifreeze under the intake also. My antizneeze level was low, and I 
had noticed it going down in the last 6 months.  Only a little at a 
time, but it was needing some now( they topped it up even tho I 
forgot to ask about that)

Anyhow - the car runs fine - there may be a small puff coming out of 
the back when I get on it hard,  but I cant tell for sure. There is 
definitely something going on. My mechanic said he would need to pull 
some things apart to figure out what was going on and that he wanted 
to research a little first, and since it was running fine- I agreed 
to take the car, and we could dig into more at a latter date. My shop 
is independent, but I trust them as being very competent.

So does this sound familiar to anyone? Or is there something "easy" 
that I could suggest my mechanic to check...

details of my car:

2000 S4, 88k miles - APR stage 1, mobil 1 5/40. No engine work has 
been done on this car yet.




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