I have a 2002 1.8L beetle with an AWV engine! When I drive my car the turbo smells like oil/burnt oil and when I step on the gas to accelerate the turbo makes this squeaking noise (that we joke sounds like a seagull :ha::ha:). The car takes forever to accelerate!! With that said...
1.8 T Engine Rebuild
I have done compression test on all for cylinders
the numbers are 150 60 60 90 it will never start
with numbers like this. Also i noticed water coming
out of cylinder 1 meaning head gasket and the water
pump is bad. I have tested coil packs they all have
Enjoy working on my wife's 2001 1.8t, 'soft blue' I'm told :)
In any case, through a combo of VAG-COM and visual inspection,
I've found that her wastegate actuator is really brittle, has at least a small hole, and is definitely in need of attention.
It also appears to be PLASTIC...