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dtfd

Autocross Champion
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Massachusetts
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MK7.5 GTI
If it's oil on the plugs it's more than likely the cam bridge as Diggs said. Talking with my mechanic, so long as there isn't a lot of standing oil on the plugs it can be addressed later. Though if your getting small puddles on the tops of your plugs it might be a good idea to plan for it sooner rather than later.

He said it's about 1200 dollar job. I assume that's more labor than parts. 🤷‍♂️
how hard is that to do yourself?
 

sirnerdington

Drag Racing Champion
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Hanford, CA
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2018 GTI S w/DSG
It's really not that hard to do. People heavily overstate the difficulty. Get a second set of hands to help, and it's a breeze. Even the first time doing it, we were on track for like a 3hr install time. And that was fumbling our way through it.
But how long if I put the car into *service position*?
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
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The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
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2017 VW Golf R
Sorry, there are a million pages, but what's the oil issue?


Changed my plugs with the fresh set of Ruths, found some not good stuff :(

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That was cylinder 4. Plug was very wet with oil. The top of the threads on 3 (not near the tip) was a little wet, but nothing like 4.

Checked compression again, all still ~145psi across the board, same as they were about 6 months ago.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
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2017 VW Golf R
If it's oil on the plugs it's more than likely the cam bridge as Diggs said. Talking with my mechanic, so long as there isn't a lot of standing oil on the plugs it can be addressed later. Though if your getting small puddles on the tops of your plugs it might be a good idea to plan for it sooner rather than later.

He said it's about 1200 dollar job. I assume that's more labor than parts. 🤷‍♂️


Don't get me wrong. I'm under no delusions that the PCV will fix the issue. It's more of a hail mary since it's only $40.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
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The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
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2017 VW Golf R
how hard is that to do yourself?

Depends on who you ask. Jay will say it's super easy and a 45 minute job. Personally, it's a larger job than I'd want to tackle myself.
 

904mk7

Drag Racing Champion
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Jax
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17 PP GTI
Changed my plugs with the fresh set of Ruths, found some not good stuff :(

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That was cylinder 4. Plug was very wet with oil. The top of the threads on 3 (not near the tip) was a little wet, but nothing like 4.

Checked compression again, all still ~145psi across the board, same as they were about 6 months ago.
Interesting. I've had the same issue on 4, but def not near as much oil. I've had my car since brand new (4 miles) I've had oil on 4 since 35k miles I have 78k now and it's still the same amount. Sometimes it's almost nothing. I'll address mine when I do my timing chain. Which I learned you can check stretch with OBD11.
 

dtfd

Autocross Champion
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Massachusetts
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MK7.5 GTI
Interesting. I've had the same issue on 4, but def not near as much oil. I've had my car since brand new (4 miles) I've had oil on 4 since 35k miles I have 78k now and it's still the same amount. Sometimes it's almost nothing. I'll address mine when I do my timing chain. Which I learned you can check stretch with OBD11.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
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2017 VW Golf R
Interesting. I've had the same issue on 4, but def not near as much oil. I've had my car since brand new (4 miles) I've had oil on 4 since 35k miles I have 78k now and it's still the same amount. Sometimes it's almost nothing. I'll address mine when I do my timing chain. Which I learned you can check stretch with OBD11.

I've only had the car about 8 months. I bought it with 65k on the odo. The first week I had it, I pulled the plugs to swap them, and they were all dry. 8 months and about 7,500 miles later, I'm noticing this.

Right now, I'm in a "wait and monitor" stage. The PCV from FCP will be here tomorrow. I'll swap that on. Give it a week, and pull the plug and see how it looks. I haven't had any drivability issues. If I didn't decide to swap plugs so soon because they're cheap enough, I never would have even know. Not saying that means I can completely ignore it, but it's not a dire situation. Yet.

Honestly, I probably wouldn't pay to have the cover\cradle resealed. At that point, it'd be traded in and made someone else's problem.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
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The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
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2017 VW Golf R
More internet rumors. I've never said it was a 45 min job

Reading comprehension is tough. Nobody ever said you said that. I made a prediction, that's about it.
 
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