MY207 TDi rear engine oil leak. - VW Eos Forum : Volkswagen Eos Forums

Go Back   VW Eos Forum : Volkswagen Eos Forums > Volkswagen Eos Forum > VW Eos Tech Q&A > Engine & Drivetrain is the premier VW Eos Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-21-2019, 08:58 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hampshire UK
Posts: 4,422
Unhappy MY207 TDi rear engine oil leak.

At 60k miles I wasn't expecting this on my BMM engine, but last November my annual mot tester commented there was a 'small' oil leak and I had started to notice some oil burn smells in the cabin.

I had to do an oil and filter change and with the car on the ramps, went underneath to remove the engine tray. Then I saw quite a lot of black oil working its way from the back edge. I'm thinking bad news for turbo seals or EGR diaphragm, both a pig to get at.

With the tray removed it was the usual story of black oil over the back of the engine block, but its source was not easy to find. After some Googling, the engine valve cover popped up a couple of times. There are 13 T30 screws holding it down to the cyl. head. As I went around with the torx wrench, EVERY screw was finger tight instead of 10Nm. Sounds like a good money earner for the Stealers if that fixes the leak.

I'm not counting my good fortune just yet, but went around tightening them to 12Nm and will wait and see. The gasket is integral with the plastic cover and you have to buy both if required. Another example of V.Ws penchant for sending parts to land fill!
voxmagna is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

bmm, oil leak, tdi

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.