Very surprised the cam chain components weren't changed! Very easy and cheap to do when incorporated as part of the original rebuild. It's always gonna be one of those niggles that will be in your mind and other owners!! Why would they fit these modified parts to some and not others? I have confirmation mine were changed as well as the new part numbers.Collected the car today, service advisor said they haven't replaced the cam chain tensioners but they will have been checked and made good if deemed to be a problem. All works by them are warranted for 2 years but its not the entire engine, only what they have done, if the chain jumps a notch and wrecks the engine he said that would be there fault as they have done the works so get it back in to them if that occurs.
On the QT he said they have done this job hundreds if not thousands of times now and the mech's who do it are very familiar with doing it so you shouldn't have any problems at all.
During the entire process I haven't had to pay for anything, I've had numerous courtesy cars, bags of oil, a free diagnostic on another matter and then the engine rebuild.............all FREE How can I complain about that ?
I didn't get any wine, champagne, sweets, servicing or service plans........Do I need to be upset I didn't get any of these ?
As long as they don't find any sort of remap etc.. within the engine bay you will be fine. So remove them first This is an engine design failure however Audi will and have used any excuse to make the owner pay for their huge cockup! You will be fine mate especially with FASH. Just don't take any rubbish from the dealer...Ive got mine booked in for a service and the oil consumption test next week at Tamworth Audi. If my car had some 19" RS6 Reps on would they class this as a modification? Just so they can get out of paying the bill etc, I've got full audi history don't worry
Following on from my thread here, it looks like I have the same consumption problem as everyone else on my 1.8TFSI. It's done 53k (I bought it just over a month ago) and it's going through 1 litre every 500 miles or so.
So gutted after buying this car and putting spending about £500 on it straight away (as I intend to keep it for a few years) and now this has happened. Now I'm going to (probably) have along battle with the independent dealer I bought it from and Audi Hull. Joy!
Phone Audi UK customer helpline on 0800 699 888 first, tell them you think your car is using excessive amounts of oil and see what they say.
The people who answer the phone are used to hearing that phrase a lot so give it a go, even though its not a 2.0 TFSI its worth trying.
This is the first step in getting Audi to open a 'case' for your cars problem and they will advise on what to do from there.
I must have been living under a rock or something but this is the 1st I have heard of this.
I have an A5 (211) with one of the affected engines (CDN).
I bought it from new in September 2010 (Epsom) and up till now it has not been using much oil. I have only done 11300 miles though so its probably not even run in yet.
I have three Audi service stamps and 2 other garage stamps in the service book.
The fuel pump went just two months before the warranty was out so got that fixed free.
My question is, will they repair an engine that is not showing any signs of the problem? I'm guessing that this will affect any resale value to anybody who knows of this issue.
What are the chances of getting it done? I know its low mileage at the moment so i guess it could happen anytime.
Mines an 09 1.8tfsi a4 and its back in after doing 620 mile today and they have said if it has used more than half a litre it will be done completely free of charge. They've even gave me a rather nice 65 plate a5 as a courtesy car. Just waiting on the phone call to tell me weather it's getting done or not.
Update from Audi UK, whom I've just been on the phone with.
I spoke to a chap called Mark and he said that they don't recognise the 1.8TFSI as an effected engine, only the 2.0TFSI, so I would have to foot the bill for any work done. I challenged this and he said whatever I've read is wrong. I have booked it in for a diagnosis with the local dealer anyway, which I don't mind paying for, but I'm going to need some evidence or advice on how to fight this if they aren't recognising the 1.8s as effected.
A lot better service than what I've had. I've had to wait over a month before they could fit me in and that's only with me ringing and chasing them! They always said someone will you me back and never did. So frustrating!
Bonus! When I had mine in, I was given a delivery mileage A6 Avant S line and I put 5,000 miles on it!Mine took 3 weeks after dropping it off. Tbh they could have took 6 months over it as I was banging the miles on their A4 avant they gave me. I even went on holiday with it which was a boost for all the luggage a wife and two kids want to drag around Europe !
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That's over 2 yrs driving for me mate! Hence the GTR is more appealing on the costs front..Bonus! When I had mine in, I was given a delivery mileage A6 Avant S line and I put 5,000 miles on it!
I own a 09 plate A4 1.8 Tfsi. I've had it for around 5 years an in the last 2years I've had issues with the oil consumption. I had it checked for leaks etc but all was clear. It got to a point that I was putting a ltr of oil, twice sometimes 3 times a month doing a grand total of 180-190 miles before the "oil low"warning going off.
After reading this forum I went to my local Audi dealer who did the oil consumption test for free plus gave me 5ltr's of oil whist I waited for results and after 180 miles the warning went off. I took straight back to Audi and obviously it failed. I then had to provide my service history for a claim to be sent off for the repair work ( pistons and con rods etc) and two weeks ago they came back saying I had contribute 20% to the repair because my car hadn't been serviced in the Audi circuit. However, I was asked by Audi to provide invoices from the garage that has been doing services to show what oil grade they had been using and once I did this, which sho wed the correct oil grade, they have now agreed to fix it 100% with a courtesy car whilst the work is done. from reading some other forums it appears Audi are doing more to resolve this issue.