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  1. #1
    Account Terminated Three Rings
    Join Date
    May 29 2011
    AZ Member #
    76180
    My Garage
    2000 VW passat B5 2.8
    Location
    Bay Area,CA

    what causes burning oil smells?

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    thought this would be a good thread to direct members to, once it gets filled up of course.

    what causes burning oil smells in the C5?
    i know one of them is a leaking valve cover gasket.
    anything else? im getting burning oil smells on both of my cars coming from the engine bay.
    and tomorrow is my only day off so im going to be digging thru the engine compartment trying to locate them before i go on a 6 hour road trip.

    CHIME IN! thanks!

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    Veteran Member Four Rings Euromike's Avatar
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    Oct 03 2008
    AZ Member #
    33781
    My Garage
    what garage?
    Location
    Pittsburgh

    almost always valve cover gaskets on the 2.8
    12' Tornado Red GTI DSG
    07' 2500HD Silverado 4x4
    99' Laser Red B5 A4 QM SOLD :(

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    Senior Member Three Rings RickyCastro's Avatar
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    Mar 14 2011
    AZ Member #
    72357
    My Garage
    Nogaro 2000 S4 6MTQ
    Location
    Anchorage, AK

    And the cam plugs, definitely those too.
    DD-1998 A4 2.8 Tip
    2000 Nogaro S4 6speed 3.0L k24

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    Veteran Member Four Rings awdjunkies's Avatar
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    Dec 18 2005
    AZ Member #
    9274
    My Garage
    sedan, avant, truck/suv
    Location
    nevada

    Valve cover gaskets, cam end caps, valley plugs, cam chain tensioner gaskets..





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    Veteran Member Four Rings CALL AAA's Avatar
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    May 16 2005
    AZ Member #
    6505
    My Garage
    '02 S6, '09 Jetta TDI, '12 S5
    Location
    San Diego

    I had too much oil in mine. It smoked like a MOFO, but I can't remember if I could really smell it.
    Tony

    '02 S6 Tip, but that's going away (just the Tip)
    '13 VW Touareg TDI with 8 speeds. Count 'em, 1-2-4-5-7-8!
    '12 S5 now with wheels from...a different S5

    I stopped a helicopter with my face.

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