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Oil gundge around timing cover

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Bong Water, Jun 25, 2008.

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    Is this fairly normal? I am concerned about it but dont think I should be, just not noticed it on any other cars. Its not fresh oil, just oil gundgy stuff around where the cover meets the block and there is a metal plate bolted above the turbo which seems to have this gundge on it too, I cant take pics as my cable is at work :(
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    Probably seeping from the valve cover gasket down onto the heatshield
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    Thats the one, but is it normal?
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    most rubber gaskets fail after some time i would pick up a new one but make sure you get the four rings as well for the spark plug holes
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    Thanks, ill mention it today as its booked in, its only done 60K though so not sure why it would go so soon
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    Was told there is nothing wrong with it today!! I was also told the engine is fantastic condition for its age so I am very pleased with that :laugh:
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