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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by slacky, Mar 19, 2006.

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    [Mar 19, 2006]
    <font color="black"> hello people
    i've discovered an oil leak coming from the top rear end of my engine ,
    i've changed the rocker cover gasket
    and there still seems to be oil dripping onto manifold
    <font color="black"> i tried to have another look, could be coming from
    around the 'camshaft adjuster' area, would this produce
    an oil leak? does it have a gasket or oil ring which
    may need replacing ? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
    many thanks,

    slacky, a4 avant 2.8 q,172k
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    [Mar 21, 2006]
    hello again everyone,
    could anyone possibly help me
    with this problem, your comments and sugestions would be much appreciated.
    many thanks
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    [Mar 21, 2006]
    Have a look at www.mcmillan-uk.com/Valve gear service.pdf - there does seem to be a seal at the back of the engine by the camshaft adjuster.

    Mine also has a very slight oil leak - I tried replacing the rocker cover gasket which doesn't seem to have made any difference so I guess it is coming from somewhere else.

    I will have another look when the weather improves, but to be honest I think most of the 2.8's have a slight oil leak - mine has done it since I got it with 57k on it and my Dad used to have an A4 2.8q which also had the same problem.
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    [Mar 21, 2006]
    http://www.vagcat.com/epc/cat/au/A4Q/1998/219/49/2642613/

    Full view of Engine and seals

    I would take engine cover off and get Carb Cleaner and spray over area were you think the leak is coming from and that should clean right back to shiny alloy and give you a good indication were it is coming from and with(web link )you should be able to tell what seal it is ,that is leaking

    If you could take pics of oil leaki or area that might give a getter idea for ideas and remedies

    Cheers
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    [Mar 22, 2006]
    thanks for that lads, i'll let you know how i get on.
    cheeers
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