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cam chain tensioner

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by a4quat, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. a4quat
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    [Jul 10, 2009]
    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?
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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
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    [Jul 11, 2009]
    whats the dreaded cam chain rattle???
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    [Jul 11, 2009]
    On mine its only on cold start and it sounds a little bit like the starter motor running on a bit...
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    On mine it was a £3,000 bill....!
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    What broke for it to cost £3000?
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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!
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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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