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cam chain tensioner

a4quat Jul 10, 2009

  1. a4quat

    a4quat Member

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    Ive heard that a good engine flush and a oil and filter change (even though its recently been done approx 6k ago) could get rid of the dreaded cam chain tensioner rattle?
     
  2. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    Sadly it's usually the pad that breaks, or the hydraulics just fail all together and even tho it is possible the oil change will stop it getting worse i doubt it will stop it
     
  3. RyanJonS4

    RyanJonS4 Drive It Like You Stole It

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    whats the dreaded cam chain rattle???
     
  4. a4quat

    a4quat Member

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    On mine its only on cold start and it sounds a little bit like the starter motor running on a bit...
     
  5. Just Plain Old

    Just Plain Old Active Member

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    On mine it was a £3,000 bill....!
     
  6. a4quat

    a4quat Member

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    What broke for it to cost £3000?
     
  7. mrjheeta

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    i had the oil sludge problem, at the time they reconditioned my engine, they put a new cam chain tensioner in for the same price so i got a good deal... but still cost loads to rebuild lol!
     
  8. Just Plain Old

    Just Plain Old Active Member

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    I think it was only the tensioners, they replaced some other bits as well. But most of the cost was the labour to take the engine out,,, and put it back!
     

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