im thinking of doing the cams and belts in my 2002 a4 v6 bfc engine. engine making fast ticking sound. (especially noticeable when slowing down and passing parked cars or between walls) car is also getting harder to start on colder mornings with some blue smoke (after overnight sit only) i believe worn cams are the reason however no fault codes on vag com suggest misfire etc? car has 150k on it, i've owned past 4 years never any trouble until i noticed this sound about a year ago but its steadly getting worse. it is big expense from quotes ive got so far but wondering if there is anything else should be done when engine is stripped that much?
i have been on ebay and had this deal 320902225235 suggested (camshaft kit and cam belt kit) ..£1100 from germany seems good quality but its big money to spend
anyone know what exactly is needed and what should be done ... or do worn cams suggest wear elsewhere ?
sometimes i get a slight clunk from under the rear ashtray i assume this is the mulittronic box (it is very slight and only sometimes for example leaving a car park space and then taking foot of accelerator or in traffic stop starting and doing no speed at all) box upgraded to plate 7 at 95k serviced at 145k
any suggestions welcome, or anyone ever done this job and regretted not trading the car in for a b7? or would it transform the cars performance, lazy starting and make it safe to put a tuning box on...