Don't be afraid to try audi, the older a car gets they give you a discount. I took it to the mechanic and found out the engine might need to be replace soon, since that's a common problem with this cars and that that's one of the signs that the engine might go bad soon. It is a safety issue as I stated above because many people experience the engine revving up. During this time, a rattle or knocking noise may be noticeable. With the motor out of the car, there is an opportunity to take care of maintenance, modifications, and other failing parts that are easier to access with the motor out. These guides are still plastic but are reinforced with metal for superior longevity and to prevent cracking. They did a 70 point inspection and said I should bring it to Audi and find out what is wrong because they didn't know.
I would get a few quotes and opinions as its all too easy for a garage to say it'll cost £4k when actually its a simple fix. And so I will say it again, S models are more expensive to fix and repair, have a certified or Audi Dealer do the work on a timing belt. It will cost you your engine if you dont have it done correctly. However, it is merely a piece to the puzzle in keeping your engines timing components in good working condition. The consumer has since learned it was a relatively common problem for his model and year. Armed with entrepreneurial knowledge, an insatiable desire for the performance market, and some hard earned funds, he began Excelerate Performance.
The car failed due to these plastic guides that Audi uses as timing chain guides. He is also known as the shop humorist… if you need horse sense or comeback in topic of conversation, you best bet your most prized possession that he has something in his bag of wit. Most recently Justin was promoted and made his way back up to the office front from the shop. Though out of warranty I contacted Audi to no avail. But we also must come to grips with reality here, nothing lasts forever. About Nicole Nicole has been a car enthusiast for as long as she can remember.
We highly recommend using quality oil when servicing your car. Consumer states vehicle failed while driving, engine, power brakes and steering locked up the dealer informed the consumer, the vehicle had suffered catastrophic engine failure, which was most likely due to the failure of the timing chain or adjusters. Welcome to rayteam automotive and thank you for visiting our new website. There are numerous cars over 140k miles who have had no issues at all. They are plastic and are resting in a high friction, high heat and high vibration environment. The car has a problem where a tensioner I am told allows the motor to rev up even when your foot is not on the gas pedal and it causes damage to the motor.
Mexican rigged a copper tube joining the line together. To fix this, each bank requires a unique camshaft. On my way to work I started hearing the rattle noise again but this time it was louder I was driving around 40 mph when this happened. About Joshua Excelerate Performance is owned by Joshua Lockwood. Our team will not hide the fact that this is an expensive process, but it will ensure that the vehicle's owner continues to enjoy the vehicle for years to come. Our Reviews Every review covers all the variants and editions within the model range and provides high quality photographs. Not only does this cause un safe situations for the driver as the engine can have this rev up happen multiple times before the engine fails, it also causes repairs that are very very costly and not worth while.
This resulted in the need to vary the cam timing from one side of the engine to the other to take up the chain slack. We have seen some engines fail in as little as 40-50k miles and others well over 100k miles. Because of the correlation problem between the cam to crank we also do a cylinder leak down test to check for bent valves. This passion led Nicole down a path that created her desire to work in the automotive field. Be carefull and make sure you can afford to own an S4, no matter what repair it will cost more than an A4 for example. There you can present any question you would like answered.
To ensure an efficient camshaft adjustment right after an engine cold start, the oil pressure inside the camshaft adjusters must be built up as fast as possible. Depending on your location, this should cost around a couple hundred dollars. Symptoms: Chain rattle upon start. Dealer replaced with new cap, problem solved. Hope this helps a bit.
Luckily mine was covered by warranty though. Not something you would buy and give to your 17 year old kid as his first car. This is also due to defective metals used in the syncros is what I am told. I am sorely disappointed in Audi for engineering such shoddy design, and not standing by their product. Asking yourself why right now? Having the right tools to do the job is crucial as it ensures proper repair, and efficient turn around time for our customers.
But, are you willing to take that gamble? Justin is very passionate about cars and is very interested in how things work which makes him so great at what he does. A very complicated machine, if well engineered, will have proper maintenance procedures. After engine cools down, timing chain rattle can be heard upon starting the car. Once its done correctly the front of the engine shouldnt have to be opened up for another 100,000 miles. Billet steel camshafts and crankshaft and a Roller valvetrain. To replace cam chain tensioner Parts: £166. Luckily I had an extended warranty and it was covered, but I would still like to note that this is unacceptable and Audi should be doing something because this is not a failure that one would expect on a 4 year old car.