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Them plugs looked awful! Definitely was running rich since there was always quite a strong smell of Petrol. My stupidity thought that was down to it possibly being remapped badly since when I plugged my OBD scanner in, had 0 fault codes come up as well as that poor fuel economy. I'm guessing VCDS looks a lot more in depth than OBD 2 though? 

Located in West Yorkshire!😂

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On ‎4‎/‎25‎/‎2019 at 10:04 PM, Adrian777 said:

In the meantime I was quoted £570 including labour from a VAG specialist to have the timing belt, water pump, tensioner and camshaft cover gasket to be changed. 

Hate to say it but that's expensive, I work for a main VW dealer and we charge £494 for parts and labour on a cambelt and waterpump and that's in the London catchment area where everything is more expensive! The rocker cover doesn't have a gasket, its a green sealant and costs £79.50 inc vat for a 100g tube!

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West Yorkshire is near enough.

I do cambelts for £100 plus parts.

You should see how fast I can do a pd diesel.

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It'll take at least two hours for the lump to cool before you could start work on it...

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4 hours ago, mk2 said:

It'll take at least two hours for the lump to cool before you could start work on it...

Heat makes things come apart easier.

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GTI Engine update:

Got someone to have a look at it and the engine has been compression tested. Results show there is nothing wrong with compression on all 4 Cylinders.

Apparently the car drives without misfire but there is a lot of blue smoke so it's burning oil. From this information am I right in saying that the piston rings are ok then? Since if there was a fault with the piston rings, wouldn't the compression test show this by a lower figure?

In my head right now, changing the camshaft cover sealant and sparkplug o rings seems logical in the way that compression is fine but it's burning oil so oil is obviously getting to where the sparkplugs are. 

So options are changing the camshaft cover sealant and o rings, engine swap or rebuild.

(I know I'm gonna reread this thread in like 2 years time and think wow I used to be stupid)😂

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Blue smoke means burning oil. So where can it come from in a NA engine (that isn't broken)...

Rings.

Valves.

Sump gases.

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We make a return!

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No misfiring now, I believe that was down to my stupid ass not tightening the plugs on enough but lesson learnt😂

Still burning oil however but only under very hard acceleration so I will be getting the engine reconditioned asap but due to me needing to daily the GTI and do long distances, it's probably smarter just to bite the bullet and let somebody who knows what they're doing do it instead.

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Good to see your back on the road,that looks like a great place to do a dubble car photo shoot,scamondan dam?

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21 hours ago, Adrian777 said:

Still burning oil however but only under very hard acceleration so I will be getting the engine reconditioned asap but due to me needing to daily the GTI and do long distances, it's probably smarter just to bite the bullet and let somebody who knows what they're doing do it instead.

A little oil burning isn't a problem that needs to be rushed, it will still drive fine.

Rather than rushing, take a bit of time to save cash and to find someone good and reliable to do the work - in the meantime enjoy your Gti

 

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Buy a spare engine.

Rebuild that.

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23 hours ago, Adrian777 said:

Still burning oil however but only under very hard acceleration so I will be getting the engine reconditioned asap but due to me needing to daily the GTI and do long distances, it's probably smarter just to bite the bullet and let somebody who knows what they're doing do it instead.

No need to rush it. Find someone good and competent :)

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Now booked in next week for a full engine rebuild😁

 

In the meantime though, put it on ramps to see if I could work out where the exhaust was blowing. 

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Unfortunately didn't find the source of the blow but it sounds like it's coming from that section pictured above. It does look like the mid section has been replaced quite recently though! 

Correct me if I'm wrong, the mid section on a GTI has a silencer on it right? This one just looks straight.

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Put your fingers on or near the joins and clamps, feel around the back as well with the engine running, you will feel it if it is blowing and where from.

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Yes the GTI should have a middle silencer, looks like someone has deleted it to make more noise, so perhaps it's not actually blowing, it's just louder

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