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AKE head replacement problem

Peter Forcey Feb 24, 2018

  1. Peter Forcey

    Peter Forcey New Member

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    following the breakage of a cam sprocket I have to replace the heads. Heads have been refurb, skimmed etc and turn over perfectly on the bench. the bottom also turns freely. When the heads are refitted with thickest gasket, they appear to foul the piston and cannot be turned. At this point the cam belt is not fitted but when fitted and timed up same problem. Lost how to resolve this. Any ideas, suggestions very welcome. Thanks. Peter
     
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  3. thawatchai2510

    thawatchai2510 Member

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    1.Chang gasket.
    2.Screw hard turning.
     
  4. Peter Forcey

    Peter Forcey New Member

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    Found the problem, there are two types of head bolts which have different length of heads, one longer than the other. We were given the bolts with the longer heads so they fouled the cams. We changed these for the shorter ones, all genuine Audi and the problems is fixed. NOTE AUDI BOLTS AREVERY EXPENSIVE, OVER £100 for the full set so make sure, measure the length or take one with you when you order them
     
  5. Samuel c5 Q

    Samuel c5 Q Active Member Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    £3. 50 or so for one control arm bolt from tps albeit for a seat cordoba but same difference. So could well believe it.
     
  6. thawatchai2510

    thawatchai2510 Member

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    Cutting from longer bolt.
    Cheer.
     

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