- Oil leak coming from upper timing cover
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    1. Member grantndub's Avatar
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      Aug 22nd, 2008
      Oroville, CA
      02 Jetta GLS, 00 GTI GLX, 69 Squareback
      04-06-2012 11:19 PM #1
      For a couple of weeks my car has been leaking oil. A couple of days ago I got in there to locate the leak I found one of the bolts to the upper timing cover broken. Thinking that's were the leak was coming from I put some sealant over it and figured that I need to pull off the cover to remove the bolt. It would give me a chance to inspect the guides. The sealant over the bolt didn't stop the leak, today I was prepared to pull of the timing cover and replace the bolt. I started taking things apart when I noticed my sealant job worked and it was leaking from somewhere else. After looking and feeling around I discovered the leak. I had to break out a mirror to actually see it.

      The timing cover is the culprit, it looks like chain is rubbing against it and worn a hole actually two in it. I guess my timing chains need to be done now and I need to get a new cover too.

      EDIT: to add new picture and info

      And this is what the cover looked like on the inside
      Last edited by grantndub; 02-21-2015 at 01:58 PM.

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