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  1. Thanks for you input lswing. I also thought the...

    Thanks for you input lswing. I also thought the pads weren't too badly worn. They were brittle when I pried them off the the metal tensioner "shoes." 3 of 4 of them broke. The new ones are stiff, but...
  2. I have about 92,000 miles on the car. As to why...

    I have about 92,000 miles on the car. As to why I'm changing the pads, it preventative. I've got the engine out to replace O2 and EGT sensors. While I'm at it, and having some slack time due to CV...
  3. Left side cam chain tensioner out

    I got the left cam chain tensioner out today. First time job, so I learned by doing, and eventually got it out. Hopefully, the right side should go quicker.

    Some grooves worn in both the top and...
  4. Thanks GreggPDX! I see that little screen and...

    Thanks GreggPDX! I see that little screen and will try to avoid getting seal in it.
  5. Thanks to all for your inputs! Sounds like...

    Thanks to all for your inputs!



    Sounds like Audi/VW green gold - very typical for them!



    I'll try to estimate the consistency of the green stuff in your photo compared with my Loctite...
  6. Recommendation for Camshaft Bearing Cap Sealant?

    I'm working on replacing cam seals and cam tensioner seals and plastic guide/pads. According to Bentley it looks like the camshafts need to be removed to change the guides.

    Does anyone have a...
  7. bethridg - thanks a lot for the info about Blau...

    bethridg - thanks a lot for the info about Blau selling a kit. I just pushed the button to get one coming.
  8. Anyone have Part Number and Source for Cam Chain Tensioner Guides?

    I've done some searching in the forum, but have been unable to find part numbers for the plastic/composite cam chain guides/pads, though some posts mention their availability. Thinking I'd replace...
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    Thanks for your responses hahnmgh63 and RS8, very...

    Thanks for your responses hahnmgh63 and RS8, very helpful info.

    hahnmgh63 - I'm glad to hear you're staying leak free to this point with the Timken. Your point about proper install is good. I'm...
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    How's the Timken Oil Seal Performing?

    A question for hahnmgh63, Wide-66, and anybody else who has used the Timken 716102 rear main seal replacement. Now that time as passed, are you having issues with it leaking? I know you really can't...
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    Thanks lswing. Yes - I replaced the plastic oil...

    Thanks lswing. Yes - I replaced the plastic oil cooler pipe with a Bufkin aluminum pipe when I had the engine out a few years ago.

    The leak is on the passenger side. it's further back from the oil...
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    Looking for Help - Source of Oil Leak

    I've got the dreaded "where's that oil leaking from?" situation...

    Has anybody seen oil on their engine/transmission in the location shown in the photos and figured out where it's coming from?
    ...
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    Thanks Cmnair - I'll give that a try

    Thanks Cmnair - I'll give that a try
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    Great looking carbon fiber - even if it is in a...

    Great looking carbon fiber - even if it is in a Q7 :)
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    DHall1 - that looks very nice! Where did you...

    DHall1 - that looks very nice! Where did you source it, or were yours redone/repaired somewhere? I've got significant cracking on several of my carbon fiber interior trims, and would like to repair...
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    What you describe is the way the parking sensors...

    What you describe is the way the parking sensors on more-recent Audis operate, eg 2013 S6: The front sensors activate only after putting the car in reverse, or after pushing the dash button to...
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    13797 Here's a picture of where my ended up...

    13797

    Here's a picture of where my ended up after going through the tensioning procedure described in Bentley.
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    In my experience with various Audis, it's not...

    In my experience with various Audis, it's not unusual for the coolant temp gauge to drop somewhat at highway speeds. I attribute this to the increased air flow thru the radiator. The colder it is,...
  19. kday - I see similar-looking tools on Amazon...

    kday - I see similar-looking tools on Amazon listed as pilot bearing pullers for considerably less $$ than Snap-On prices.
  20. It was a pretty significant leak that developed...

    It was a pretty significant leak that developed quickly and was getting worse pretty rapidly. It would leak a puddle on the floor that was a few inches in diameter every time I drove it. It was bad...
  21. My RS6 developed a significant oil leak at the RH...

    My RS6 developed a significant oil leak at the RH turbo about a year ago. After taking the engine out, I found it was caused by the banjo bolt loosening on the turbo oil supply line. From everything...
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    Here's the IC test setup I put together, all...

    Here's the IC test setup I put together, all parts from Home Depot. I don't remember exactly, but think I've got less than $25 - $30 in the pieces.

    Steve

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    Recommend you start with a fluid level check. My...

    Recommend you start with a fluid level check. My car exhibited similar symptoms, and it turned out the transmission fluid level was about 2 quarts low even though it had been serviced within the...
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    There is only one, and that's where it's located...

    There is only one, and that's where it's located ^^. Unfortunately close to the engine oil/transmission fluid cooler at the bottom front of the radiator.
  25. Thanks for sharing this kday. That is a clever...

    Thanks for sharing this kday. That is a clever mod you made to the tool to do the job! One tool for 2 joints - that's not the Audi way.:)
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