Mileage will be approximately 90,000 km at time of tensioner change. If the camshafts are in the correct positions, then the code may have been set due to a problem inside the cam bridge. Those codes sound like your camshaft adjustment is out of whack. The inspection is done by visually inspecting the timing belt and physically spinning and testing the tensioners and idlers bearings for excess play. The exhaust camshaft is driven by a timing belt on the pulley end of the motor, which also drives the water pump. Car was built in 2013.
Make your new parts last! If not, repeat installation procedures. One thing that can cause poor oil pressure to this section of the engine is something called a camshaft bracket some call it a cam bridge. All the timing chains on this engine are gear type chains, also called toothed chains, as opposed to the older roller chain design, which is like a bicycle chain. Another common problem the 2. At Karmakanix, we replace the lower timing chain case cover on every job, because we know that leaving the old one will certainly cause a leak. Will keep you posted once I can advance further.
Incorrect installation or missteps during timing belt service are often done without intent and aren't noticed until further down the road. As long as you get about £1000 for it you'll probably be no worse off. For this engine their is many updates for these parts recommend installing the updated parts. Your right in saying its a non service item, they are designed to last. We have heard of these failing with fairly low miles 30K on them.
These kits are in stock at our facility and are available for immediate purchase online here. When it fails, engine destruction will likely occur. If we find the old style tensioner and there are more than 4 teeth showing on the adjuster center ram, we highly recommend that you buckle down and replace the tensioner and chain. Because of a correlation problem between the cam to crank or carbon buildup we also do a cylinder leak down test to check for bent valves, broken valves, valves not seating properly, damaged pistons, and damaged piston rings etc. Another problem can be that the spring steel band jumps off the top of the puck. The tensioner only has to go slack once to skip a tooth or more.
Dont know exactly what work was involved , wish i did, but just glad it has been done! So what causes this engine-killer stretching of the timing chain? The and not too hard to replace, just tedious because you have to access the timing cover. Obviously, the worst case is that the pistons have large dents and maybe some rod got bent, and the entire engine must be replaced. The vehicle has 80,000 miles. The following are some reasons why you see the difference in how long an Audi A4 timing belt and related components last: 1 un-logged engine idle times and sitting in traffic; 2 warm-up time in cold weather; 3 environmental climate factors; 4 related engine maintenance that may have been overlooked. In the case that the tensioner failure caused major engine damage and bent valves, the chain, guides and tensioner must be replaced.
Do we recommend the factory interval, or has our experience moved us to recommend a different change interval? Dirty oil also causes a truckload of other engine problems so this kind of maintenance is worth the investment. They have great prices and awesome service. The original intent of the rubber plug was to be able to check the timing chain system for stretch and wear. If you have low oil pressure up top, your camshaft adjusters might not be fully engaging. A Technical Service Bulletin was issued that describes the basics of this screen problem and its repair. It is very common for the ignition coils to fail around this time, 8-10 years in. Themed Submission Days When posting an image for a theme day, please tag the submission with the appropriate link flair.
It has a timing chain rattle now, but checked the tensioner by removing the plug, and its the new 16K, dated 178 18 which I believe is a 2018 made tensioner. The timing chain for the camshafts is in the middle. However, choosing to exceed your timing belt service interval is risky and can lead to unknown repair costs that will far exceed typical timing belt replacement service cost. Not too difficult, but a few annoying steps. Any good independent garages to speak to in Sussex for a quote? Super duper cheap at harbor freight.
Today I will show you how to check for the older timing chain tensioner that will need to be replaced. Is your local dealership stating an engine replacement is now required? Thats good news I trust. The replacement update tensioner has teeth and grooves that go all the way around the center shaft. The reality is that although the chain itself and the rest of the hardware is well equipped to take 150,000+ miles without problem, the timing chain tensioner is not. I did get a good deal on a 2 year extended warranty on the powertrain for what it is worth.