- Dec 2, 2017
- 2005 Passat 5 speed manual, 2003 A6 Avant BHW 6 speed manual
I just bought a project 2006 Jetta that supposedly had a bad turbo. I Ran a scan and it did have the P0299 code. The owner said that when the turbo gave out it was dumping loads pf smoke out and lacked power. When I got it there was still some oil on bottom of dip stick, but need about 2 quarts to bring it to full. I trailered it home without starting it, but when I did start it this morning it made a fairly loud knocking sound, and there was no smoke coming out of the exhaust. I never heard of a bad turbo fixing itself (the P0299 code doesn't come back), but I cant isolate the noise. It's not noticeable when standing if front of the engine, but gets louder when I'm in the drivers seat. I checked the timing, and that's at -1.5, and the manual oil pressure gauge shows 50 psi at idle. The noise doesn't change when I push the clutch in or put it in gear while lifted on the hoist. The cam was changed about 6,000 miles ago, but I don't have paperwork to show the brand. Is there a way to post videos here so anyone can hear the sound it makes?