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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Poor Leakdown Test Results - Help Moving Forward? So my 04 1.8T Passat has an oil consumption problem. I took it to my local shop that I trust. They work on all sorts of euro cars much more expensive than my 04 Passat. I had them check for where i might be losing the oil. The car is stock with...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a question about doing a cylinder leak down test on a cold engine. I heard its supposed to be done on a warm engine, but in my case, not possible since the engine is not in a car. What kind of readings should I be getting, cold? Warm, I heard up to 30% is considered OK. I figure a little...
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    Can you do a "poor girl's" leakdown test by hooking up your compression gauge, turning the engine from BDC to TDC, and letting it sit for a while? I know with the regular leakdown tester you can test at various positions on the cylinder wall. Any comments? I can sneak one tester into the house...
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