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How to Diagnose Oil Problems of a Volkswagen Jetta
The Volkswagen Jetta has been a best-selling compact sedan since 1979. It is very popular and loved by many car enthusiasts because of its classy design, refined cabin, strong engine options, plus the space and comfort it provides. Fuel economy is another advantage, especially because it is common for family use regardless of its sporty look. But if you happen to own this vehicle, over time, you might experience oil problems, so you\'d better familiarize yourself with how to diagnose these problems.
Smoke in exhaust
You will be able to notice a fall on engine performance when the oil burns excessively and when there is a smoke in the exhaust. Sometimes, the engine compression issue causes the oil to burn due to faulty seal or leaking gasket. You will need a trained and professional VW Jetta mechanic to help you with proper diagnosis of this poor compression problem. Smoke in the exhaust can also be the result of a clogged PVC valve or worn-out valve seals. A clogged PVC system will not work properly and may lead the oil to go back into the engine. PVC valve replacement is the best solution to this. You will also need to change the faulty valve seals with new ones.
The oil can also seep over the rings instead of staying under them, and this will cause a lot of smoke in the exhaust due to worn piston rings. There are some situations that a grooved cylinder walls can be the cause of this problem. And you will really need to see and let a qualified mechanic provide you with better diagnosis and solutions for that matter.
No smoke in exhaust
Even though there are no traces of smoke in the exhaust, you will still need to examine your car\'s compression in order for you to know the condition of the engine if there are mechanical problems that need to be fixed as soon as possible. You need to know that removing and replacing possible faulty components are not easy tasks that you can simply do at home. Always ask a qualified mechanic to replace faulty or broken components such as PVC valve, valve seals, piston rings, and gaskets to prevent further damage on your Volkswagen Jetta.
Oil puddles are the result of oil leaks. Upon checking the level of your oil with the use of a dipstick, you will notice that you have consumed more oil than usual and that the oil level is always low. Check your oil filter if it\'s tightened correctly; if not, then make the necessary adjustments to stop the leaking. You may opt to replace the oil filter if tightening it doesn\'t solve the problem. If you are not sure where the leak is coming from, it is recommended not to use your Jetta for a while and monitor where it leaves puddles, and then do a visual inspection. Replace broken gaskets and seals, and change your oil if needed to prevent it from spreading damage in other parts of your Jetta. You just need to observe your Volkswagen Jetta\'s signs and symptoms in order to get a proper diagnosis and repair.