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£500 repair to engine fault

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by zeratul, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. zeratul
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    [Jul 18, 2009]
    Last weekend my car's engine management came on. 1.8T sport. After the RAC came 20 mins later it wasn't a bad coil pack (as I thought) but was a fuel sensor that was making it run lean... along with another fault code I was told was related to the 1st one (not got codes as they are in my car at the garage).

    The garage (which is an independent BMW specialist close by as is trustworthy) has replaced the sensor and as such has remedied the 1st fault code but the 2nd one still exists. He said there is a air leak somewhere which is causing it to tick over irregular ie run bad! His findings where that a seal has gone (as he said he can see its gone - something about a 'half moon' seal or something) somewhere around the head and after his call to Audi said that the Cambelt needs to be removed to replace it. The 'manual' or it may have been Audi said its about 6hrs work.

    So the cambelt change and new seal will be around £500.

    Does anyone recognise what this may be and if theres something to let hm know about when he starts it in the next few days?

    Cheers
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    Xmay4444 On Point!!

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    [Jul 18, 2009]
    Tell them to check your vacum hoses.
    My old 1.8T Sport had the engine mangt light come on, at first I was told to change the air mass meter, that didn't help so the fault was later found to be a split vacum hose.
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    [Jul 18, 2009]
    Thanx Xmay - I think he said he's checked the hoses for leaks. How much was the air mass meter?
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    [Jul 18, 2009]
    Now theres a question.
    It was with my old car and it was i think in 2007 or 8
    I think it cost £60 from an indi plus the same to fit it. I didn't pay any more when the light kept coming back on and i had to take it back. They had it on their computer for about 45 mins b4 the guy fiound the split hose. He didn't charge me to fix that in the end.

    Good Luck
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