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Audi A4 Oil Leaks From Camshaft Chain Tensioner and Valve Cover Gaskets

Audi A4 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Engines Affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.8L V6, 3.0L V6

Average Mileage: 124,664 mi (15,000 mi - 226,000 mi)


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

  • ccwms, , 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 181,641 mi

    oil leak large amount on drive way after parked

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  • Visitor, , 2.8L V6, 175,000 mi

    Replaced valve cover gaskets but I think still leaking from camshaft tensioner.make damn sure valve cover gasket mating surfaces are clean as a whistle before installing them especially where "v" shaped part of gasket sits.rtv sealent is a must have for that spot.

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  • Visitor, , 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 220,000 mi

    leaking chain tensioner gasket and end pug. repaced

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  • Visitor, , 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 100,000 mi

    It is a consistent problem after replacement of a new valve cover gasket. I have replaced it two times.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 50,000 mi

    oil leak from camshaft chain tensioner. Not yet repaired service shop wants 1500 hundred for the one labour. Timing belt cover pulled back at the top of the engine we could see oil on the belt.thanks Bob Milne

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  • Visitor,

    valve cover oil leak

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  • Visitor, , 2.8L V6, 163,000 mi

    both fwd drivers side and passenger aft side

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  • John Koch, , 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 63,000 mi

    I have a leaking valve cover and a broken crankcase pipe (which runs off the back of the valve cover and along the side of the engine to the oil filter assembly) on a 2005 A4 1.8T? I'm also having the timing belt changed (63000 miles).

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