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    Thread: 03 passat 1.8t smell

    1. Member xxkoadyxx's Avatar
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      08-12-2012 09:43 AM #1
      hello, i have a 1.8t passat. it has 230k on the body and under a little over 90k on new motor that was swapped in. The engine light is on, says P0420, Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

      my question is, what causes the car to smell? it did have bad sparkplugs and 7 engine codes on, but sense changing the spark plugs, only the p0420 comes on and says its pending a p0118.. I have so far got a max of 540kms on one tank



      thanks guys! im not use to all this computerized stuff
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      08-12-2012 04:43 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by xxkoadyxx View Post
      hello, i have a 1.8t passat. it has 230k on the body and under a little over 90k on new motor that was swapped in. The engine light is on, says P0420, Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

      my question is, what causes the car to smell? it did have bad sparkplugs and 7 engine codes on, but sense changing the spark plugs, only the p0420 comes on and says its pending a p0118.. I have so far got a max of 540kms on one tank



      thanks guys! im not use to all this computerized stuff
      Maybe a bat cat? Say it's efficiency is not up to par and if there's a smell like it's not working, then maybe it's shot... just a thought. Really depends what it smells like.
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      08-12-2012 06:44 PM #3
      it smells like oil/gas , but iv been checking my oil and hasnt burned any and theres no smoke or gas leaks.
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      08-13-2012 10:23 AM #4
      The smell could be a cracked PCV component, such as breather tube (from oil filter housing).

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