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let me guess 1.8t automatic? am i right?

well that sucks i hope no one got hurt, to bad for the car but at least it was in the driveway and not when you were rollin down the highway
 

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YEAP 1.8t - nobody was hurt and it want my driveway - I just hopw VW comes through for me - my ins inspector said it could be from an over flow from too much oil ??? anyone ever hear of that ??? doesnt sound right to me
 

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Considering there is a recall on the heat shield on the 1.8T auto along with another recall on them, I would say that was your issue, you should have a good case to go after VWOA
 

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thats what I would hope for VW already has given me a rental of $35 per day - but its what my ins. guy told me today which has my wife in tears is that he thinks its oil ???
 

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no he is telling me its an internal leaking through the compustion chamber ??? we think he is crazy I hope VW thinks the same
 

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by the way its a farily new engine - VW replaced it @ 98k because it was burnning oil they were gonna just replace the rings? I know nothing about engines - but they did the whole thing only about 25-30 k on the new one we thought we were gonna get another 8 yrs out of this car and now this
 

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any help with this oil thing would be a big help if anyone has ever heard of anything like this please let me know

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I dont think this is a fuel line thing it from the heat sheild the cat get too hot and it burns the sheild and then the rest of the car - the oil thing just makes me sick - we have been going to the local oil change place for almost 3 yrs now I dont see how oil can cause a fire inside the exhaust ?!?!
 

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Leaking oil would not cause a fire like that if it was internal, atleast not that I know of. If it was a diesel engine then it could.
 

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This is one of the reasons I have a turbo timer. I can pull straight off the highway into my office parking lot, get out of the car, and walk inside, without worrying about a glowing-hot turbo setting anything on fire.

Purp, what difference would there be if it were a diesel engine?
 

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its not the turbo that lights sh!t on fire its the heat shielding thats around the CAT area that lights on fire.
 

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This is one of the reasons I have a turbo timer. I can pull straight off the highway into my office parking lot, get out of the car, and walk inside, without worrying about a glowing-hot turbo setting anything on fire.

Purp, what difference would there be if it were a diesel engine?
Diesels can run away if there is an internal oil leak with not way to shut them down and the can blow up/catch on fire, I have seen one motor run away in my life it it was scary, you shut them down my choke the air intake.
 

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any help with this oil thing would be a big help if anyone has ever heard of anything like this please let me know

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To have an internal oil fire you need sufficient O2 for combustion and in the crank case or exhaust system there isn't a lot of it, surely not enought to sustain a long term fire .. even if it did have an internal fire .. how does the fire get out .. its all enclosed?

I can see potential if there was an external leak dripping on a hot engine part which could be caused by overfilling ( by a lot ) or oil leaks .. and on a 35K replacement engine VW should be looking at it.
 

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yes they are going to look at it but what has me worried is the inspector my ins. hired to look at it started all this sh** about too much oil and wants me to get all the oil change records I can
 

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this car ran like it was new and we felt we did have a new car with the replacement cause it was in great shape the only good thing about it is I went golfing instead of getting new tires on it the day before it burned
 

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hell - if VWoA is going to take the heat for toasting your car then tell your adjuster to take a hike. You don't need some idiot causing trouble with some hair brained explanation as to why they shouldn't cover the loss. It VWoA covers the cost then the insurance co. doesn't have anything to say about it - right?
 
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