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Old 02-10-2019, 09:41 PM   #1
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2006 GTI FSI Oil Leak

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I am new to owning a VW and need help finding out where this oil leak is coming from. It's on the driver side upper part of the engine. It is producing a pretty steady leak on my garage floor. However, I am not familiar with the part that is leaking and what it is called. Here is a picture. Any thoughts as to what I need to replace to fix this? Thanks!
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:47 PM   #2
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Looks like the Vacuum pump, clean that area up real good and see what you find.

https://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen...Vacuum_System/

Rebuild kit if you go that route

https://www.rkxtech.com/collections/...acuum-pump-kit
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:12 PM   #3
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Can’t you just re-seal that with the large O ring they sell for it? I’d try that 1st instead of the 300dollar pump unless that’s completely failed too. Gaskets are considerably less to clean the head surface & seal the housing. Oh yeah... rkx to save the day. I got their pcv diaphragm instead of a $400 valve cover lol.
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Canít you just re-seal that with the large O ring they sell for it? Iíd try that 1st instead of the 300dollar pump unless thatís completely failed too. Gaskets are considerably less to clean the head surface & seal the housing. Oh yeah... rkx to save the day. I got their pcv diaphragm instead of a $400 valve cover lol.
Depend if its leaking from the front cover plate O-ring or the other end, it could be both. VW does not sell the front plate O-ring but Rkx does in its rebuild kit. Could just try one of the New vacuum pump from Ebay for about $50 about the cost of the rebuild kit. OP needs to clean it up and see what is going on.

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Old 02-11-2019, 09:19 AM   #5
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Thanks for your quick responses! I think replacing the gaskets with the rebuild kit from Rkx will be the way to go. Now I just have to figure out with rebuild option kit I need.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:33 AM   #6
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Thanks for your quick responses! I think replacing the gaskets with the rebuild kit from Rkx will be the way to go. Now I just have to figure out with rebuild option kit I need.
For a few $ more you can get the Lifetime kit that will replace defective parts only, but I have yet to hear about someone having an issue with leaks after using the original kit if installed properly.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:46 PM   #7
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For a few $ more you can get the Lifetime kit that will replace defective parts only, but I have yet to hear about someone having an issue with leaks after using the original kit if installed properly.
Mine did not leak after resealing it (2000km), I recommend it. I wouldn't necessarily take the lifetime kit (the rear seal is cheap from VW anyway).
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Also depends how tight the bolts were in the 1st place. You’d be surprised how often you find mounting bolts backed out causing leaks. Squashed o rings is bad too. But I find it ridiculous these companies want you to junk the whole unit that still functions because a small component of it decides to leak.
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