Engine Oil Leaks on Volkswagen Beetle

Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.

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Average mileage: 93,772 (47,000–136,300)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder
9 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
21 people reported this problem
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 136,300 mi,
Not sure that the oil leak is coming from the camshaft chain tensioner and/or valve cover gaskets yet, but suspect it is. I just bought the car used, have only driven it 30 miles so far. It just started leaking, and cannot tell from where the oil is leaking. Having it checked out in 2 days.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 103,000 mi,
LEAKED OIL AFER OIL CHANGE
1999 Volkswagen Beetle - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 47,000 mi,
Valve cover gasket oil leak
2001 Volkswagen Beetle - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 100,000 mi,
oil in cylinders #1, #2, & #3 above spark plugs. oil seen leaking down from valve cover seal into tube. COP(s) covered in oil.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 98,000 mi,
Boughy car ate thru oil like water
Oil leaking from valve cover gaskets.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 124,802 mi,
Intermittent leak noticed under car. Shop did complimentary exam and noted leaking valve cover gasket.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 103,000 mi,
Oil Leaks even though all bolts are tightened.