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Old January 17th, 2012, 21:17   #1
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Default Help, I think I may have blown my head gasket

I drive a 2006 TDI Beetle and was driving home from work and heard a pop then the car had a whole lot less power, limp mode? Took car to VW stealership and they said that the air Intake Flap Motor was bad , was stuck in the closed position and this caused the crankcase pressure to rise and blow oil out of the oil filler cap. They said $750 would fix it I said no way and I took the car. Had a friend send me a used but good Intake Flap Motor , installed it but the same problem. Left the battery disconnected all night to see if the car would reset itself and get out of LIMP mode but nothing changed when I reconnected the battery in the morning, still very little power. Drove car home from friendís garage 40 miles on low power and the car used 1 qt low (no oil coming out of oil cap). Jacked up car to check actuator rod and it moves freely. Had friend rev car up and I watched the actuator rod to see if it moved and it didn't. Also noticed the hole back of engine was coated with oil. Engine sounds a lot louder then normal.

Any advice would be welcome as I drive the car for a living as a computer service tech and really need to get it back running right. Thanks for your help
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Old January 17th, 2012, 21:20   #2
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check the intercooler hoses.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 21:48   #3
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check the intercooler hoses.
+1 It's exactly what you're describing, check the hose from the turbo hasn't come off or burst. It goes from there to an intercooler which looks like a small radiator then it goes back up to the intake manifold. Just follow the big fat pipe.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 21:54   #4
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Head gasket is WAAAAAAAAY down the list of failure, so put that one on the shelf.

Just for grins, you may want to pull the valve cover and take a look at things under there looking at the cam profiles and followers.

And look at the intake hoses from the turbo to the intake.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 21:55   #5
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The E-asv fail all the time on bew,s . did the upper ic hose blow off . headgasket . serious . dealer . whitedog is the doggie collar man . i run 38 psi at wot and never have just blown a gskt. your gotta get that thing real hot ! R
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Old January 17th, 2012, 22:17   #6
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I would hope it doesn't need a doggie collar. If it does and the dealer missed that, then... well, I'm sure anyone can miss something so obvious.
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Just a thought but you best check your turbo hasn't split in two aswell, I have seen that on here and it can sound the same.
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