For best results take off the intake manifold and spray the cleaner directly onto the problem area and leave it to soak in. The main weak spot is the cam follower located below the high pressure mechanical fuel pump. Took it back apart thinking I had lifter issues from the intake valves making contact with pistons. I also have read that once my engine is open would be a good ideia to simply remove the tiny camshaft bracket screen, to avoid the dislodgent problem. Try to pull it away from the sprocket in its tightest spot, halfway around the gear. Looking for a replacement and it seems that only the 09-12 model years are compatible with each other, even though the 13-16 still use the same engine code all the websites I've seen don't show that they can be swapped with each other. For remaining affected customers with cars that are no longer covered by this warranty, we have a policy in place to resolve issues on a case-by-case basis.
Use the normal rules of used purchase to minimise this risk, i. However, it has now been confirmed that the problem does harm the engine, it causes scoring and grooves to be worn into the cylinder bores. District Court of the Central District of California - Ali Asghari, et al. Logged I dont know a ton about the B8 cars but from what I have read the difference was a mid modal year change that shouldnt be an issue if your swapping over the majority of your old components. Thank you for your assistance. Oil consumption is not normal in a brand new car. You are looking out for the coating wearing off, if it has worn down and exposes a metal surface this causes very quick wear through the follower and damages the cam shaft.
This revised policy has been in force nationally since the beginning of the year and applies to new and retrospective cases. Additionally, the oil pick up tube filter clogs on these engines with great regularity. The overwhelming majority of reports are for the 2. We do recommend the addition of an uprated non atmospheric diverter valve for mild tuning and standard cars because the original units were not that reliable. Audi A4 Performance Parts Information Models 1998 Avant 2003 - 2009 Cabriolet 2015 - 2017 Premium 2015 - 2017 Premium Plus 2015 - 2017 Prestige Engines 1950 - 1952 F226 - 3. Cheers Diver Dave, you are right about the chain and the potential damage it may have incurred from the previous owner going too long on a bad tensioner which has now obviously been replaced.
In March 2015 I personally had the stage 3 fix, i. Companies: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. The engines in question are in the 2. Volkswagen Group of America Inc, et al. Preventing carbon build up They say prevention is better than cure so what can be done to prevent this carbon build up issue.
In 2016, this defect was causing so many engines to fail that a was filed, and many cars were recalled to have this part replaced. About Audi Oil Changes If you grew up around the same time as me, then you probably remember being told that you change your oil every 3,000 miles. The aux waters pump is different as was the hose routing for it and the crank sensor had a different connector. If you liked this page please share it with your friends, drop a link to it in your favourite forum or use the bookmarking options to save it to your social media profile. While it appears to reduce the problem in some cases, and is sometimes offered alongside the consumption test as an initial fix, it does not seem to be a permanent solution and Audi does not seem to be offering it very often anymore.
However, in 2014 a class action lawsuit was brought against Audi in America, and while they have not formally admitted liability, they have made a settlement offer to American owners. In advanced cases there can be noticeable smoke from the exhaust under heavy acceleration, and it is also known to damage the actual cylinders themselves, causing scoring in the bores. I cant say for sure but going from a A4 to an A6 motor might give you some issues. © 2000 - 2019 Content of this site: pages may not be substantially or wholly copied without our prior written agreement. Learn about the news before others.
Making the remap a very cost effective way to add more power. Any abnormality could result in additional repairs. You can differentiate the older style between the new one by looking for a metal bracket on the part that contacts the chain guide. Additionally, the engine control module software will be updated to match the new part s. We detect all unauthorised copyright material taken from our site the moment it is picked up by the search engines using pattern matching tools. Stage 1 This involves replacing the crank case and updating the engine management software to the latest release. I have returned twice in less than 5K to have oil added to the car.
At that point you return to the dealer, they drain the engine again and carefully measure how much is left. Finally, the class action process was the best method for resolving the claims. The specific defect in these engines is the chain tensioner responsible for the timing jumping teeth. An oil consumption test followed where 800mls of oil was used over 1000kms. Since buying this A4 at 1 year old, I was adding a quart every ~2250 miles. Thankfully it is a company car, if it was my own I would be very unhappy with the oil consumption.