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VW MKVI-A6 Golf family including Jetta SportWagen (~ 2010-2014) Discussions area for A6/MkVI (2010-2014) Golf and Golf Wagons (Jetta Sportwagon in the USA).

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Old September 10th, 2017, 18:14   #1
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My wife calls me 100 miles away that low oil warning light came on the dash. I did oil change three days ago and my first thought was I didn't tighten the plug well enough. Got there, opened the hood and whole engine bay is wet with oil. The engine cover, oil collected on the lid of fuel filter reservoir, intercooler wet. I checked oil filter lid the seal is in correct place and it was screwed in tight. I doubt it has anything to do with the oil plug, I could feel it is finger tight but I couldn't get under the car to get wrench there. Any suggestion much appreciated...

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Old September 10th, 2017, 18:29   #2
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Picture? The oil cap was in place?
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Old September 10th, 2017, 18:46   #3
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Oil cap was in place. I didnt take pictures, left the car there and heading home, thinking what to do tomorrow... I am wondering if it could be oil line going to or from turbo.
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Sometimes people will install the o-ring on the filter cap incorrectly and can have a pretty massive oil leak. What they do is get the o-ring up past the o-ring groove on the cap. If you had to reef on the cap to get it to seat, the o-ring is above the groove.
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Old September 11th, 2017, 10:08   #5
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Turbo oil line is a good guess, look at the dipstick tube also. But yours seems too new to have that problem yet. did you check to see how low the oil actually is ? even just a quart of oil spread over the top of engine and dripping will look like gallons.
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Old September 11th, 2017, 10:46   #6
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Well, hopefully I find soon. Towing estimate to my place from where the car broke down was approx. $400.So I opted to have it towed to an independent shop, which was 20 miles from where I left the car. According to the website, they specialize in Audi/VW, (JA Autowerks in Shrewsbury, NJ). Will update on diagnosis..
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Old September 11th, 2017, 14:41   #7
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John who owns JA Autowerks is excellent. I only used him when I had my Golf TDI, never saw the dealer. Good luck.
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Old September 11th, 2017, 16:22   #8
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My money is on a mis-seated oil filter canister o-ring as well. It would spray oil as described, and fits with the recent oil change.
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Old September 11th, 2017, 16:42   #9
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My money is on a mis-seated oil filter canister o-ring as well. It would spray oil as described, and fits with the recent oil change.
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Indeed it turned out to be a leak from oil filter canister, due to incorrectly installed O ring - per John the owner. I feel embarrassed - same thing happened when I did DSG oil change fisrt time - the canister O ring against flange instead of its designated groove and I had massive DSG leak. But this was 8th oil change, and I should have known better. I am happy at the same time that it seems major damage was avoided. I am not sure how I am going to clean the mess in the engine bay, though. Thank you all for the inputs!!
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Old September 14th, 2017, 03:17   #11
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Whew glad nothing's serious.
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