Oil smell in cabin
Doesn't always happen. Didn't bother me much at first, but noticed it has been recurrent.
I checked the oil level a few times now and it is always full. What could be the problem?
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Jun 30th, 2016 10:42 am
Aw ok, last oil change was back in Frebruary, due for one is early August.
Jun 30th, 2016 10:44 am
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I think I noticed it for the first time 2 or 3 at most months ago. I guess it was still cold outside back then. Smell is more noticeable on hotter days I guess?
Jun 30th, 2016 10:51 am
Only assumptions at this time, but yes it will be covered under warranty.
Jun 30th, 2016 10:51 am
Sounds like crankcase blow-by to me which is 'normal', lol. Get it checked since it's new but I suspect you'll hear, everything is fine.Madevilz wrote: ↑I think I noticed it for the first time 2 or 3 at most months ago. I guess it was still cold outside back then. Smell is more noticeable on hotter days I guess?
I noticed it as soon as I enter the car, after is has been parked. But like I said, it doesn't always happen. Or maybe the odor is just less pronounced so I don't notice it.
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No oil/fluid stains on the driveway, no check engine light...I say you're good to wait until the next oil change.
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Jul 8th, 2016 10:55 am
Happens frequently on modern engines, most have turbos just like the OPs.
Here's the jist:turbocharged engines also experience periods of high intake manifold pressure during which the PCV valve is closed and the crankcase fumes are admitted to the engine via the breather and air cleaner.
Jul 8th, 2016 11:03 am
Which can be detrimental to DI engines, especially turbocharged and thus why I will be installing a catch-can in my 3.5L TT.koffey wrote: ↑Happens frequently on modern engines, most have turbos just like the OPs.
Here's the jist:
keep in mind that we are talking about a very small percentage of pressure here (as long as your engine is in good running order), but that pressure still has to go somewhere. For this reason, your car has a Positive Crank-Case Ventilation (or PCV) to release this pressure, and it will rout it back into your intake system.
There are two reasons that this is sent back into the intake, rather than being sent out to atmosphere. The first is that Automobile manufacturers aren’t allowed to emit anything directly to the atmosphere for environmental reasons. The second is that it can actually be advantageous for there to be a slight vacuum present in the crank-case because then there is less on the piston’s down-stroke.
However, because this air comes from the crank-case where there is a lot of oil present, this air usually has some oil vapor present in it. This oil is also referred to as blow-by, and in moderation, it is completely normal.