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#534 of 1404 Re: A6 cam seal leakage [a6woes]
Oct 22, 2005 (7:41 am)
I have a 1998 A6 2.8, and I am having oil leaks as well. However, it didn't really start until about 92,000 miles and got progressively worse. I took it to my independent mechanic who is very good with Audis, and he could not find the source. However, he did not dig into the car very deep. I think he was concerned about the labor costs of actually finding the leak. It is leaking in the area above the A/C compressor, and is not the valve cover gasket or head gasket. I suspect the cam seals are the culprit, but when I look inside the timing belt covers, there is a little residue- but not much. Can it leak from the cam seals without leaking into the timing belt area? The leak started out to be a little drip, but has turned into an alarming puddle. It also seems to be leaking on the passenger side rear, thus making smoke from a drip on the exhaust. I replaced the valve cover gasket on that side- but to no avail.
#535 of 1404 Re: Just bought a 96 A6; a few questions [fairbanks99]
Oct 26, 2005 (9:28 am)
you ABSOLUTELY must check to see if the timing belt and/or water pump maintenance was done on the car. if not, you're in for a big bump (financial).
you definitely want to replace the timing belt if it's not been done recently.
#536 of 1404 Re: The Bottom Line With Audi from someone who knows. [civic4]
Oct 26, 2005 (9:36 am)
i couldn't agree more with you!!
#537 of 1404 Re: Sirius radio reception [kgary]
Oct 26, 2005 (10:39 am)
um...it works off a satellite so when the signal is interrupted, no sound.
tunnels, overpasses, trees, etc.
#538 of 1404 Water pump goes and eats engine
Oct 28, 2005 (1:21 pm)
Wow ... loved my 2000 A6 2.7T. All service and maintenaince done by Audi dealer as specified. Two weeks ago the Check Engine light came on. Dealer said he had to order an emissions part but it was OK to drive. One week later the water pump goes out on the highway. Car towed to the dealer from the side of the road. Verdict: Water pump siezed, timing belt jumped some teeth, broke valves and damaged pistons ... that will be one new short block sir.
Anyone else with similiar experience?
#539 of 1404 Re: Water pump goes and eats engine [geosf]
Oct 29, 2005 (2:47 am)
That is my biggest fear! I have 68K miles on my 2001 2.7T and have been considering a trade. I really like the car - especially the 6-speed. Audi has gone overboard with pricing and I'm looking at Acura and Infiniti.
How many miles did you have on the car? Has anyone done routine timing belt service and the recommended service point and pushed these models past 100K??
#540 of 1404 Re: Water pump goes and eats engine [kirby2010]
Oct 31, 2005 (8:03 am)
Ooops ... I had 65K and just had the dealer do the 67K check.
#541 of 1404 Re: Just bought a 96 A6; a few questions [fairbanks99]
Oct 31, 2005 (8:21 am)
You live in Faibanks and don't drive an AWD vehicle? I hope the plows do an excellent job in the winter!
#542 of 1404 Re: Water pump goes and eats engine [kirby2010]
Oct 31, 2005 (8:37 am)
I drive a 2000 A6 2.7T, 85,000 miles and recently had the cam /valve cover gaskets replaced at a non-dealer shop. They looked at the water pump/timing belt and they did not need replacing at this time. They mentioned 100 to 105,000 miles to bring the Audi back for these replacement services. I hope that you had an extended warranty to cover the $15,000 engine replacement!
#543 of 1404 Re: Water pump goes and eats engine [marleybarr]
Oct 31, 2005 (12:31 pm)
Nope! No extended warranty. Still working with the dealer for repair cost.