Mechanics

EGR VALVE LEAKING SOMETIMES BLACK SM

2004 Volkswagen Passat

Engine Mechanical problem
2004 Volkswagen Passat Engine Size unknown Two Wheel Drive Manual 88000 miles

HI, I have a 1.9 TDI Passat 130BHP. Sometimes I see pitch black smoke when I accelarate quickly in my rear view mirror. Also I have noticed my mpg is down quite a bit. I haven't realised any loss of performance. However, there is a large amount of oil leaking (black) from the EGR valve. One garage siad I should change it and another says the turbo may be going and this leak is normal. What do I do and can you shed some light on the smoke, lower mpg and leak? Should I change the EGR valve?
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Tvw
March 18, 2008.




Have you had any luck with this? My car is presenting the same symptoms. Just wondered what you did to get it resolved.

Tiny
Carenthusiast
Jun 23, 2008.


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