Over the last 6 months my inlet manifold motor gave up,on bank 2, probably due to being sited near to the turbo.
Anyway a new motor which according to audi also needs the inlet manifold changing comes in very expensive, when challenged on why a new inlet manifold is needed, audi really couldn,t answer apart from saying the manifold maybe stiff or worn.
I,ve checked the state of the manifold and flap and its certainly as free and clean as bank 1, so no problems there.
Now my question, could i just replace the motor, i have full vcds, or as audi state do i need specialist tools, i am able to dismantle the old motor without problem.
Just for reference, this motor problem throws up no faults lights, emissions perfect, just had its MOT and wouldn,t have been detected without vcds.
A word of caution for those looking to buy the 3.0 litre version variant, check these motors. When googling the problem, its surprising how many of these problems are out there.
My car is a 2007 b7 a4 3.0 saloon.
Many thanks to those who may reply.