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I Have a 200 VW Passat 2.77 V6. A short time ago I moved it

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I Have a 200 VW Passat 2.77 V6. A short time ago I moved it a short distance twice and the next time I went to drive it I found I had flooded it. It was taken to a workshop and had new plugs put in and as there was oil in the plug holes they put on new Cam covers. Approximately 2 months later the car started and ran for about 2 seconds and then stopped and it appears it has flooded again. I have recently smelt a hot oil smell when it is idling. There was not a compression test done when they had the plugs out and I am wondering if the valves are getting faulty or the Throttle Valve or injectors are dirty.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 4 months ago.

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was a scan test performed to see if any codes were stored?

is the check engine light on?

please let me know

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