Engine Oil Leaks on Audi A4

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

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Average mileage: 121,107 (15,000–226,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.8L V6, 3.0L V6
15 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
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2001 Audi A4 - 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo 181,641 mi,
oil leak large amount on drive way after parked
2010 Audi A4 - 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo
Valve leak
2003 Audi A4 - 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo 133,000 mi,
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
1998 Audi A4 - 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.
2002 Audi A4 - 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo 182,557 mi,
Oil leak they say they don't know where it's coming from
2003 Audi A4 - 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo 220,000 mi,
leaking chain tensioner gasket and end pug. repaced
2000 Audi A4 - 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo 109,500 mi,
Via visual inspection leaking out of back of engine on to catalytic
2013 Audi A4 - 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo 40,000 mi,
Oil leak from the front of the engine
2009 Audi A4 - 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo 114,800 mi,
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!!
2005 Audi A4 - 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo
I still have this problem. After some research it seems to bethe cam tensioner gas gasket.
2006 Audi A4 - 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo 88,000 mi,
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.
2007 Audi A4 - 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo 94,000 mi,
Oil leaking bad as soon as it cranks
2006 Audi A4 - 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo 120,000 mi,
i have this problem too. My car leaks oil too.
2006 Audi A4 - 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo 145,000 mi,
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.
2005 Audi A4 - 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.
2005 Audi A4 - 3.0L V6 50,000 mi,
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
1999 Audi A4 - 2.8L V6 163,000 mi,
both fwd drivers side and passenger aft side
2005 Audi A4 - 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).
1997 Audi A4 - 2.8L V6 100,000 mi,
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.