Audi Valve Cover Gaskets and Audi Cam Tensioner Gaskets Leaking Oil
Interior oil smells and engine oil leaks are often caused by leaking valve cover gaskets or cam chain tensioner gaskets. Blauparts tech tip write-ups and instructional videos show you how to inspect your Audi valve cover gaskets or Audi cam tensioner gaskets of oil leaks. These write-ups and corresponding videos help to determine if your Audi valve cover gasket or Audi cam tensioner gaskets are leaking oil. What does Audi valve cover gasket repair and replacement involve? Watch our video which shows a basic replacement overview of the Audi valve cover gaskets and cam chain tensioner gaskets.
The most common indication of an oil leak is a foul burning odor in the interior of your Audi. In our own service facility we've serviced many 2.8L, 2.7L, 1.8L, and V8 engines that have problems with Audi cam tensioner gaskets and Audi valve cover gaskets leaking oil. TIP: Blauparts highly recommends replacing the Audi valve cover gaskets and Audi cam tensioner gaskets during timing belt replacement. From a labor standpoint, it's advantageous to determine if your Audi valve cover gaskets and/or Audi cam tensioner gaskets are leaking before installing your timing belt. Why? Because nearly all of the Audi timing belt disassembly and assembly procedures are used to perform Audi valve cover gasket and Audi cam tensioner gasket repair.
Audi Valve Cover Gaskets and Audi Cam Tensioner Gaskets Replacement
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Tech Tips On How To Successfully Replace An Audi Valve Cover Gasket.
Some people complain of a leaking Audi valve cover gasket shortly after the initial repair. Correctly installing a new Audi valve cover gasket so that it doesn't prematurely leak requires a little bit of extra work. Reliable Audi valve cover gasket repair requires proper replacement techniques. These videos illustrates the keys to successful Audi valve cover gasket replacement. The cleaning of the valve cover mating areas, proper application of RTV gasket compound, and the placement and torquing of the valve cover.
Audi Valve Cover and Cam Chain Tensioner Gasket Repair Overview.
What does Audi valve cover gasket repair and replacement involve? This video shows a basic replacement overview of how to change the Audi valve cover gaskets and more specifically, Audi cam chain tensioner gasket repair.
Burning Oil Smell? Common Audi Oil Leaks Explained.
What causes this burning oil smell and what is the solution? This video explains that the common cause may be the failure of the Audi cam chain tensioner gaskets. Oil laden smoke often emerges from the passenger side rear of the Audi engine (V6 30 valve). Inspecting the underside of your Audi may help you pinpoint the exact location of oil leaks and the likely cause(s).
BLAU® Audi Valve Cover Gasket Kits
Blauparts 24 years of Audi valve cover gasket removal and Audi cam tensioner gasket repair experience has been put to work for you! BLAU® Audi valve cover gasket kits are assembled to include everything you'll need to get this job done right! The Audi valve cover gasket parts included in these kits are made by the very best OEM ISO 9001 / TS16949 quality certified manufacturers.
We're pleased to announce that our valve cover cam chain tensioner gasket kits for 2.8L and 2.7L 30 valve models has been improved! In Blauparts service facility we've found that these models in particular have had oil leaking from the Audi cam chain tensioner gaskets and Audi valve cover gaskets. The installation guidelines are now more complete with additional step-by-step instructions, detailed pictures, and specific tips on setting cam chain timing during reassembly. Our kit also includes a tube of automotive RTV gasket material to apply to gasket corner sections as described in our installation instructions and the above Video 1. These improvements make BLAU™ Audi valve cover gasket kits the most comprehensive and complete kits on the market. We care about our customer and want to help the installer perform a successful and reliable Audi valve cover gasket repair.
Our Improved cam chain tensioner gaskets, camshaft valley seals, and valve cover gaskets are made of a heat and shrink resilient material that stays more pliable for better sealing vs stock. Additionally, using our quality philosophy of continual improvement, we're pleased to announce new improvements to our 2.8L, 2.7L, and 1.8L valve cover gasket kits. 1) The material composition of the valve cover gasket is now firmer than before allowing for a more positive seal when the valve cover is tightened or torqued to specification. 2) The front and back ends of the gasket along with the corners are now 2mm taller; compensating for long term gasket shrinkage as well as providing a more reliable compression seal during initial installation.
2.8L / 2.7L 30V - Valve Cover Gasket Kits
V6 Audi Valve Cover Gasket Kits
• Neoprene Perimeter Valve Cover Gasket - Improved
• Neoprene Center Valve Cover Gasket - Improved
• Cam Chain Tensioner Gaskets - Improved
• Camshaft Valley Seals - Improved
• Viton Front Cam Sprocket Camshaft Seals
• Viton Cam Reference Sensor Seals
• Viton Rear Camshaft End Cap Seals
• Tube Silicone RTV Gasket Compound
To be applied to gasket corner sections as described in our installation instructions & video.
• Blauparts® step-by-step installation guidelines.
Now includes detailed pictures and specific tips on setting cam chain timing during reassembly.
Audi Oil Leak Tech Tips
These pages endeavor to simplify the difficult task of diagnosing Audi oil leaks. If you are getting ready to spend money on the repairs associated with having different seals, gaskets, and hoses replaced, please read these pages addressing Audi oil leaks. Our goal is to help you target an Audi oil leak and explain what the most probable cause is. Audi A4 Oil Leaks Audi A6 Oil Leaks Audi Allroad Oil Leaks Audi S4 Oil Leaks
When purchasing Blauparts Audi valve cover gasket kit you'll have the option of renting the necessary Audi special tool for Audi valve cover gasket replacement. This special Audi tool keeps tension on the Audi cam chain while removing the Audi cam tensioner gaskets from the Audi valve cover gasket. Audi tool part number 3366 is available to rent when purchasing our Audi valve cover gasket kit. Audi Cam Chain Tensioner Tool - RENT Tool Audi Cam Chain Tensioner Tool - BUY Tool
How To Inspect The Audi Valve Cover Gaskets and Audi Chain Tensioner Gaskets For Leaks
Here are some basic how to steps for inspecting the driver side and passenger side Audi cam tensioner gaskets and Audi valve cover gaskets of a V6 models to see if they are leaking oil.
Checking Audi V6 driver side valve cover gasket and cam tensioner gasket for oil leak:
Remove your splash pan (a.k.a. belly pan).
Look to see if you have oil coming down on the driver side front of the engine. In the early stages, oil runs down the rear timing belt cover. In the later stages, it leaks right above the oil cooler and on to the oil filter. Do you have oil residue on the splash pan in the same area (Image 1)?
Remove the driver side Audi valve cover decorative plastic trim (says 5v on it).
Examine the front lower corner of the Audi valve cover area right where the 2 pin electrical connector attaches to the Audi cam chain tensioner assembly and the Audi cam chain tensioner meets the back side of the timing belt cover (see Image 2). As shown in the picture, note the oil leaking near the Audi cam tensioner electrical plug area. Too, note the oil leaking onto the Audi A/C compressor and Audi power steering hose. All of the oil residue is because the Audi cam tensioner gasket and/or Audi valve cover gasket is leaking oil and needs repair.
Checking Audi V6 passenger side valve cover gasket and cam tensioner gasket for oil leak:
It is difficult from the passenger side of the engine bay compartment to determine if an Audi valve cover gasket or Audi cam tensioner gasket is leaking. This is because the Audi cam tensioner is on the rear of the passenger side cylinder head right next to the fire wall. The mass air flow intake tube is also in the way and obstructs any visual view of the Audi cam chain tensioner.
The best way to inspect for a possible Audi cam tensioner gasket oil leak on 2.7L turbo models is to look for oil dripping down onto turbocharger (see picture). The best way to inspect for a possible Audi cam tensioner gasket oil leak on 2.8L 30V is to look for oil dripping down onto the passenger side exhaust down pipe (header pipe). This is best viewed from putting the car on a auto lift. If there is oil on the turbocharger or exhaust down pipe (header pipe) it causes a foul burning oil odor into the passenger side of the engine bay area which travels into interior of your Audi. There can also be oil smoke coming up from the back side of the engine near the fire wall. If you smell this or see the oil smoke your Audi cam tensioner gasket or Audi valve cover gasket is leaking oil and needs repair.
Audi valve cover gaskets are sold under the following O.E. part numbers: