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Smoke coming out of the engine :(

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Nez, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Nez
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    [Apr 28, 2009]
    Hi all just need some help guys :( today after check the oil and water on the car I open the boot and I saw a little smoke coming from the corner of the engine where is the turbo house on left side and then after few min's it stopped and then again it started :(

    There is no error code and engine runs fine with no problem so what it could be guys anyone had this problem with their car ?

    Here is the picture and I mark it where the smoke coming from :(

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    [Apr 28, 2009]
    could be a rocker cover gasket gone, mine was the same until i changed the seal and now all is cool. try seeing if you have any oil leaking
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    [Apr 28, 2009]
    Camshaft chain tensioner leak?
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    is replacing the tensioner a cam-out job? as my chains make a noise some mornings for a moment when i first start it up. i presume whilst the tensioner pressurises.
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    [Apr 28, 2009]
    2nd that. The smell should be fairly obvious if it is oil leaking and dripping onto the turbo.
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    [Apr 29, 2009]
    I checked for oil leak but found nothing but there is oil burn smell :( and I also I washed the part where it was smoke with water and now it stopped :uhm:
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    My engine bay stunk of burning oil the first night I drove it home. Turns out the guys in the workshop had filled the oil from a watering can without a funnel none too accurately.
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    [Apr 30, 2009]
    Your right mate today I took the car to garage for the Cam Belt service and the garage call me that the tensioner was leaking very badly too so they had to change it too plus with the tensioner house :(
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    OUCH !! Sounds expensive .

    Tho it could have been worse, could have been from a turbo GULP !
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    Everything is done and the smoke is gone :arco: thanks alot guys for all the helps :thumbsup:

    Cost me £370 everything which I think its cheap for the job done :)
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    Very cheap, sounds like a result. Considering the labour involved that is a really good deal.
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    For 370, I think they just changed the tensioner gasket.
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    No man they change the all thing :) not just the Tensioner gasket :) They changed the Tensioner, Timing belt, and all other things that gets change with timing belt service :)
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    [May 5, 2009]
    Well, the camBELT tensioner does not have a gasket. I guess they de-tensioned the
    belt, did the gaskets on the cam tensioners (mechanical devices to adjust cam position
    - S4 has VVC) and rocker cover, then put on a new belt and belt tensioner. The reason
    I commented was that new mechanical tensioners are about 300 quid each. You still got
    a good deal at that price if they replaced the cambelt.
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    [May 6, 2009]
    What I have in the invoice are these:

    Timing Belt Kit
    Water Pump
    Auxillery Belt
    Auxillery Tensioner
    Anti Freeze
    Tensioner House

    All that for £370 :)
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    [May 6, 2009]
    Yep, belt tensioners. That is still an absolute bargain though.
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    [May 7, 2009]
    Car sound great now and I don't have to worry about the belts :)
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