Is this a problem? Looks like wetness/oily/dampness

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Is this a problem? Looks like wetness/oily/dampness

I took a look under the hood and noticed what seems to be a bit of oily/dark/wetness around two areas (which I don't know the names for) but I will attach the photos here:











 
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Pictures are too small to see any detail!
 
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You can see larger pics by clicking on 'open link in a new tab'
I couldn't tell by the pics but anytime I have a hard time identifying the source of a leak I'll clean that area real good and keep inspecting until I find where it's coming from.
 
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It looks like you have very minute leaks, possibly coolant that are catching dirt.
 
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Looks pretty minute to me too, not to suggest ignoring it, but not something that is going to jump right out at you, so, like Mark, I would clean it up and keep an eye on it. A solution of Dawn dish soap and water in a spray bottle works real good for minor grime like that. If you want to kelp it along you can pick up a parts cleaning brush at your local auto parts store, but it's not bad at this point so the soap alone might do what you need it to.
 
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Hose with VW/OOOO on it appears to be expanded and, likely, blowing some oily mist out. Whatever it is.
I am more curious about the left hand bolt sticking out that far, while one across the ignition pack from it appears to be recessed all the way in?
 
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Thank you so much for your observation! I am taking it in to a VW/Audi specialist shop this weekend and will update you on what it was. LOL geez you are right about that left-hand bolt! I don't know what that is but it probably shouldn't be out that far.
 
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I think almost every car, truck and tractor I've ever owned has had a similar issue. I wouldn't be too concerned unless you are a perfectionist and it really buggs you. The most interesting was my wife's Lexus. One day I noticed fluorescent Pepto Bismol crumble on the floor in the garage. Her coolant hose had a very slight leak. It would grow these really pretty fluorescent Pepto Bismol pink crystals at the base of the hose. It never dripped and never leaked enough to cause the coolant level to go down so I just dealt with the occasional pink sprinkles on the garage floor instead of paying Lexus $500 to replace a hose on a car with over 100'000 miles.
 
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just to quickly update my post.
The shop guys checked everything and said the spots i pointed out weren't problems and nothing to worry about, quite common on vw cars.

The issue was I got a fault code P0441 (evap control system incorrect flow) and we just replaced the charcoal cannister for now, we didn't touch or change the evap regulator valve. Also my dipstick wasn't completely shut so that might be why my turbo gauge needle was acting up more with the AC on.

So far car seems to drive better than before.
 
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Old 08-18-19, 07:22 AM
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And the bolt? Normal too?

Your turbo WILL act up if you had slightest oil issues.
 
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