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2.5 v6 tdi cams

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by wesmaster, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. wesmaster

    wesmaster Member

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    Hi, probably covered before but is it all engine codes that suffer with the cams wearing?
    or just certain ones?
    Mines a AYM, a little concerned!
    Also, got an oil leak from top of engine, very difficult to see exactly where. Any common leaks?
    Thanks.
    Wesmaster
     
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  3. adamss24

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

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    Take the rocker covers off and look at the cams, i have had cars with over 200k with no wear on the cams and cars with 150k on long life servicing which had cams changed ! Usually is oil retention valves not keeping oil in the heads overnight and longlife intervals/poor quality oils that kill these engines, they are good with regular maintenance !
     
  4. wesmaster

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    Thanks Chris, will look over next few days. There's no performance loss, just a slight noise from left bank to the rear.
     
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    hi where is the oil retention valve is it easly checked/ replaced?
     
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    There are 2 oil retention valves, under the oil filter housing buried deep under the injector pump !
     

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