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I'm having a problem with my B5 1.8T. I just picked it up this week and I've noticed some smoke coming from under the hood, I checked it out and it seems that oil is leaking onto the downpipe and burning.... Is this a common problem and does anybody know what the solution would be?

I found a post that looked similar, but it was about a V6... pretty sure it would be the same thing... any thoughts would be very helpfull.

http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186229&highlight=leak+downpipe

Thanks for the help guys.... I love the car so far.
 

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Yup, bad PCV components allow too much pressure to build up in the valve area and cause the valve cover gasket, and sometimes the cam seals to leak. It's an unfortunate, but common issue on the 1.8T.
 
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