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Just topping up washer bottle yesterday on wife's Treg and noticed an oil leak from area of pipe flange in front of the turbo it has spread itself around most of the drivers side of the engine and dripped onto the anti roll bar front mount. I had to top up the engine oil for the first time last week with about 1/2 litre prior to this it had not used any oil, mileage is aprox 5300 we have booked it in for looking at later in the week but I was wondering if anyone had experienced this and what I might expect it to be.

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PL

(due to complexity of the engine bay and lack of room wouldn't want to be tackling this job myself, but after looking at the new Cayman last week unless you had oil on your drive you'd never know you had an oil leak in the first place as you'd never get to see the engine)
 
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I had an oil cooler failure at the beginning of July - apparently it was done to an assembly error of the oil cooler itself (a seal incorrectly seated) - could be one possibility.

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QUOTE(montys4x4 @ Nov 28 2005, 01:57 PM)Hi
Just topping up washer bottle yesterday on wife's Treg and noticed an oil leak from area of pipe flange in front of the turbo it has spread itself around most of the drivers side of the engine and dripped onto the anti roll bar front mount. I had to top up the engine oil for the first time last week with about 1/2 litre prior to this it had not used any oil, mileage is aprox 5300 we have booked it in for looking at later in the week but I was wondering if anyone had experienced this and what I might expect it to be.

Thanks

PL

(due to complexity of the engine bay and lack of room wouldn't want to be tackling this job myself, but after looking at the new Cayman last week unless you had oil on your drive you'd never know you had an oil leak in the first place as you'd never get to see the engine)
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Found small oil leak in the same area, volkswagon assistance removed turbo pipe work and found a small tear on o ring seal. I feel this would have been from assembly not wear. Volkswagon assistance replaced seal and i was very happy with the service.
 

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Treg was up on ramps this afternoon, flange and potential seal fault causing oil leak pointed out to me on the intercooler pipework, new assembly (complete with seal) should be in on friday and fixed in half an hour. looking underneath its suprising how far the oil mist had spread giving the impression that all the gearbox seals and housings had sprung a leak (although it did need half a litre within a two week period aprox 1000 miles), Ash the engineer has promised to clean all this area down after the new pipe/seal is fitted.
I think I'll ask a few more questions as to why this pipe is carrying oil when I thought it would be just air going into turbo, should hate to see the state of the turbo vanes with this much oil going into it let alone its effect on turbo efficiency.
Or perhaps I have it all ar** about face and in fact what was descibed as intercooler was in fact oil cooler.

PL

Still a fine 4x4 and gave positive feedback to the Gent in Cooks who had ordered one like ours.

Also saw my first Altitude in the showroom Dk Blue Met, nice 19" wheels - very impressed.
 

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I had seals replaced as well, I hadn't noticed any oil leaks but when I took it in for something else- the Technican said there was evidence so they had to change the seals.
They weren't really clear on what seals they were replacing..
It's been in since Monday again as I noticed oil patches on the garage floor near the wheels.

Is this a common thing??

A bit worrying as it's only done 1k miles, but service has been superb and got a loan Treg both times.
 
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QUOTE(Maj1c @ Dec 1 2005, 01:31 PM)I had seals replaced as well, I hadn't noticed any oil leaks but when I took it in for something else- the Technican said there was evidence so they had to change the seals.
They weren't really clear on what seals they were replacing..
It's been in since Monday again as I noticed oil patches on the garage floor near the wheels.

Is this a common thing??

A bit worrying as it's only done 1k miles, but service has been superb and got a loan Treg both times.
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I didn't notice any oil leaks at all. My low oil warning light came on while on holiday this year - when I got back to the UK, I tried to find some VW Spec oil in the local service stations outside Dover without success - finally rang VW Assist who came out and confirmed I had a major problem - my Treg got home on the back of the AA truck and we made it home in a Skoda thing.

We were told that the fault was an assembly error with the oil cooler module - i.e. seal not seated correctly. My dealer replaced the oil cooler completely to solve the problem.

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I did get it ar~* about face it was the oil cooler pipe that was leaking so should have oil in it, was shown the removed pipe today complete with divet in the oil seal. Pipe and seal assy replaced and oil leak evidence cleaned. After a spirited (wife wasn't with me) drive home this afternoon will check for further leak evidence tomorrow. Seems like a few of us have had the same build problem so will be adding it to the weekly tyres, pressures, washer bottle and now oil leak check list.

PL

Really, really like the Dk Blue Altitude in Cooks showroom, is the wife interested? not one bit!!!
 
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QUOTE(montys4x4 @ Dec 2 2005, 10:01 PM)Really, really like the Dk Blue Altitude in Cooks showroom, is the wife interested? not one bit!!!
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oh dear,
noticed 3 patches of oil in the garage, near back of engine. Left some paper down over a week, and it had been completely dry, until today. Luckily had booked the car in to have it checked. The mechanic reported that the oil leak was from the cam cover, which requires new gasket, seals etc. The car has been booked in for a week to have the work done under warranty. I wonder what courtesy car will I get?
 

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I wonder what courtesy car will I get?
Last time I kicked off about courtesy cars with VW UK, I was told the MINIMUM I should expect as a Treg Owner is a Golf Plus/Passat level car and NOT the Polo CL that I was initially offered by the dealership.......

Due to a 'changing market' as they call it (ie. they rolled Tregs out to the whole dealership network) a replacement Treg is no longer on the cards whether it be for service or warrenty work

Imagine Lexus trying to palm you off with a Toyota Aygo or Ferrari loaning you a Fiat Seicento.....It would never happen (unless, of course, you own a VW)
 

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Well , finally got my treg back after 5 days in the workshop. The oil leak was traced to the tandem pump gasket and camcover. Apparently this involved dropping the engine to replaced the tandem pump gasket , camcover and water pump plate.
While the treg was in the workshop they also removed all the door handles, and filed the lugs so as to prevent the door handles from sticking (there was an active recall for the door handles).

Finally got them wedges to stop the seat going down as well.

Makes me think I'll need to look for an extended warranty at the end of October '06.

Treg going great otherwise.
 
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