A6 Quattro

Engine Oil Leaks on Audi A6 Quattro

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: 127,809 (60,000–218,000)
Engines affected: 2.7L V6 Turbo, 2.8L V6, 3.0L V6, 3.2L V6, 4.2L V8
9 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
34 people reported this problem
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engine sounds like its out of oil just before it starts up!also at 40 mph and higher egine speed goes from 2000 rpm to 1500 rpm, back and forth. what might be the problem?
Oil leak from valve tensioner gasket drips down onto hot exhaust manifold and smokes into cabin. Stinks
car had a bolt backed out causing oil to leak out check engine light and oil lights started beeping stoped the car and heared all kinds of noise whats going on now
Dealer diagnosed valve covers leaking and recommended replacement of covers and gaskets. Same for oil filter housing.