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    2.0 TDI oil pump / balance shaft failure?

    In that case I can well believe what you are advised.
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    2.0 TDI oil pump / balance shaft failure?

    If your BLB is having the full chain conversion to the gear driven version this is NOT a half day job. , be warned . If you are simply replacing the tensioner and chain etc this may well be a half day job but what exactly are KMB doing that will take only half a day?
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    2.0 TDI oil pump / balance shaft failure?

    You cant tell from the Chassis number what the oil pump/balance shaft drive configuration is. Not even Audi can do this . To understand what you have you need to drop the sump and have a look. If your car is a BLB engine it has the chain driven set up period.
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    2.0 TDI oil pump / balance shaft failure?

    You have the "cheap fix " option to estimate for, lucky you. My own car is the BLB engined unit and that failed circa 4/5 years back at 68,000 miles. Back then the only fix available was by Audi (KMB repair kits etc didnt exist) and we paid dearly for the repairs. That said my car is now 10...
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    2.0 TDI oil pump / balance shaft failure?

    Your car will have a gear driven oil pump/balance shaft assembly and you can't read anything in the VIN number. If in anyboubt then you need to drop the sump, good luck !
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    Knocking noise and vibration through gear stick

    I would say almost defineteley a Dual Mass Fly wheel failure. Typical cost for new a clutch and DMF including labour at in Independent will be circa £850.
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    EGR Cooler

    Boom, sounded like a shotgun had gone off in the car ! Latest failure to hit my 2.0 tdi was the EGR Cooler blowing off . Total loss of any power thereafter with a maximum speed of 40mph being attainable. Sounded like the exhaust had dropped off when driving but I managed to limp it home. Total...
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    I have a BLB and I had the oil pump / balance shaft issue sorted 5 years ago and at circa 68k. My car is now on nearly 120k and is 10 years old. In the last 5 years I have had to replace the egr and the turbo and the car is now worth about £2k for a private sale. I will keep mine now as for...
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    2005 2.0tdi temperature question.

    I am with SDHA4Sline, my car behaves exactly the same as his.
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    Balance shaft failure survey - please help us gather facts and figures

    A few points to note re the lack of response to your survey : Dont' forget a lot of those with the failures have moved on to other cars and the new owners won't know about the issues. There are also lots of Audi owners who aren't on this forum The B7 are old cars now and a lot will have been...
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    2.0 TDI oil pump / balance shaft failure?

    Cost of the complete balance shaft module from Audi is approximately £900 ( well it was four years ago when I bought one and before the after market solutions became available ). This is for the module only and excludes all the other bits and fitting etc
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    Help with poor running & smoking A4 2.0 tdi

    I had almost exactly the same symptoms on my BLB and we concluded it was either the turbo vanes sticking or the EGR. In the end a replaced EGR solved my problem , good luck .
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    2.0 TDI oil pump / balance shaft failure?

    The Watchdog thing has all been tried before , all to no avail, read this 29 page thread from the beginning and all will be revealed. Don't forget a lot of these cars are now getting old and moving into the "banger" class by the standards of most modern motorists and as such the media is also...
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    Engine Mounts Seized?

    I believe this is also symptomatic of an injector issue ?
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    Audi A4 Auto startup problems with video

    You can discount the oil pump/balance shaft issue straight away, nothing to do with starting.
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    Avant water leak

    [ This sort of thing I would expect from a vauxhall not an audi. Unfortunately Audi are these days no better than any other car and a lot worse than most. They trade on the name forged in the 80's and early 90's and there reliability and quality today are a myth based on some rather good...
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    ECON allways on

    I have had this symptom on two occasions. Once when the compressor seized and I needed a new one, Second time when the pressure switch ( behind the near side headlamp) failed and it can also occur if the system needs a regas or has a leak . Good luck, I hope its the cheap regas option?
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    2.0 TDI oil pump / balance shaft failure?

    In my experience of this issue and I have been on the case for the last three/four years the Audi stance has always been the warranty is 60,000 miles or three years period !. Any failures outside this window have been partly compensated for under the Main dealers "good will " gesture and subject...
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    2.0tdi playing up

    Symptoms are very much like I had on mine before the egr seized solid.
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    170 TDI BRD engine owners - have you had oil pump issues ? (poll)

    The 2.0tdi had the balance shafts introduced to produce a smooth running and refined engine. Hence should the shaft be removed it will not run as smooth as one with the balance shaft. The big problem is they messed with a reliable engine design ( 1.9tdi ) to produce one that is no where near as...