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Goop from around the cylinder head may not be an oil leak

From gti-vr6-owner@dev.tivoli Mon Aug 31 18:18 CDT 1998
From: DGTIVR6@aol
To: jim.norton@worldnet.att, gti-vr6@dev.tivoli
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] ARRRGGGHHHH! My new 98 has oil leak! only 5200 miles!
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 19:11:51 EDT
 
In a message dated 98-08-31 18:50:41 EDT, &#106;im.norton&#64;worldnet.att<img src=/i/dn.gif border=0 width=35 height=15> writes:

<<
 But no,  some oil appears to be leaking ever so slightly from around the
 head.  Haven't really gotten a good look yet.
 But I can see the residue of oil that was "slung" on one of the drive
 axles...

 How "common" is this?

 I haven't taken it in for the 5K mile service,  but hopefully they will be
 able to fix it then.....

 I have vented now,  I feel better...  :-)


 ===
 Jim >>

No No No...that is NOT an OIL LEAK!!!...that's the stuff they put on the head
gasket when they mount the head....Some of that "stuff" sneaks out(when the
head is placed over the block)...This "stuff" now gets cooked/melts and looks
like oil coming from around the cylinder head. and YES it will run down the
engine block..I had the same thing, when my car had 1000 miles...I wiped it
off, and I have not seen it since then.

DGTIVR6
6/97 Gti-vr6 DE(no oil leaks yet!!!...11,980 miles, Edition)
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