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Re: Problems with newly purchased V8 Quattro 90'

>5) Burnt engine oil smell, no visible leak , nothing on the ground either,
>   probably behind the engine block.

Welcome to the smokin V8 club! Your car is dropping some of it vital fluids
onto the heat shield above the cat.  This initially produces the smell & as
the leak worsens or if  you get that heat shield nice & hot by giving the
car some stick, it'll start to produce clouds of acrid smoke.

There are a few possible choices for the source of the leak,
- distributor seals
- breather hoses
- steering rack
- ATF union, somewhere on top of bellhousing, there's a TSB covering this
one, check the archives.

I dont recall any other sources being mentioned, but  thats not to say thay
there isnt.

BTW 225/60/16? the normal fitment would be 225/50, so your speedo could be
reading about 7% low


John Firkins