Engine Oil Leaks on Audi A4

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 124,418 (15,000–226,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.8L V6, 3.0L V6
14 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
46 people reported this problem
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oil leak large amount on drive way after parked
Oil leaking. Bad from back of moter somewhere, haven't had it fixed and would like to know if there is a recall on these cars so I could get mine fixed
Valve leak
Oil leak they say they don't know where it's coming from
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.
leaking chain tensioner gasket and end pug. repaced
I have the same issue. I will never buy another audi! Or, recommend it to another person. The paint is pealing inside the care trim.... junk.
Engine light didn't go off when I started the car. Drove 100 miles to home, and when we stopped, the car was idling very rough. We noticed a big oil spot the size of a fruit pie where we had parked the car. Took car to mechanic today and are waiting to hear the diagnosis. For the first 3 years we had the car we were putting oil in the car every 700 miles or so. They finally did an oil consumption test and acknowledged that there was a major problem which many other Audi owners had as well. Thankfully it was totally covered because it was thousands of dollars!!
I still have this problem. After some research it seems to bethe cam tensioner gas gasket.
put on blauparts "updated" valve cover gasket and their sealant at 80k to fix this but back again already. seems as though there is no cure.
Oil leaking bad as soon as it cranks
i have this problem too. My car leaks oil too.
It is a consistent problem after replacement of a new valve cover gasket. I have replaced it two times.
oil leak from camshaft chain tensioner. Not yet repaired service shop wants 1500 hundred for the one part.plus labour. Timing belt cover pulled back at the top of the engine we could see oil on the belt.thanks Bob Milne
valve cover oil leak
both fwd drivers side and passenger aft side
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).
Oil leaks from valve cover gasket and camseals are important to take care off. If the timing belt gets contaminated it will result in serious repair costs and possible major engine damage if the belt breaks.