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hey guys just got a 00 passat 5spd 2.8 V6 couple months ago

there is a small oil leak and i have no clue where it's coming from. Are there any common problems that this may be caused by?

also lookin to chip, any recomendations?
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could be valve cover gaskets or cam seal if it is on the top of the motor.
if it is low check the box where the oil filter screws on to.
more info on the general area of the leak would help more.
 

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GIAC chip doesn't give much more than +7to12 hp (peak gain) but the engine revs much faster, and you will definitely feel the difference in the 3,000 to 4,500 rpm range - especially in 3rd and 4th. It also eliminates the pesky top-speed governor.
My "old" 2003 V6 never burned a drop of oil, nor leaked any in the 56,000 miles I owned it. Head gaskets can leak, as on any car, and also the cam tensioner gasket(s).
 

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I can seee the drops of oil, don't know where it's coming from, some times i see smoke from the hood.....coming from deep inside the block, w/ the engine cover on i can't see anything too well, but it looked like it was coming from the side...............how much will a GIAC chip run?

wat type of noises am i listening for in the water pump?

thanks for the replys,
 
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