AudiForums.com

Go Back   AudiForums.com > Audi Models > Audi A6
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Audi A6 The mid-sized Audi A6 model offers more room to the driver and passengers over the A4 line.
Sponsored by Audi USA Parts
Click Here


Welcome to Audi Forums!
Welcome to Audi Forums,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-13-2009, 04:39 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Carol Stream, IL
Posts: 1
Question A6 2.7t S-line Oil Leak

Hello All -

I have an 04 A6 2.7t S-line with 58K miles and I'm sure it has a small oil leak but don't know what's leaking. I see nothing from top down but have noticed a burning oil odor after driving it for a while. Just returned from a road trip from IL to FL and back; while stopped at rest areas I noticed some smoke rising up from the front left (passenger) side of the engine close to windshield. The dealer has previously checked the car but said they couldn't find anything. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!!
  #2  
Old 03-13-2009, 05:26 PM
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location:
Posts: 965
Default

Welcome to the club!

ToryG,

As a proud owner of an Audi you should start reading the top rated and located:

"tips and suggestions for the new 2.7t owner"

If there are no answers to your particular case=> we would be happy to help as much as we can!

Last edited by nemohm; 03-13-2009 at 05:36 PM.
  #3  
Old 03-14-2009, 08:18 AM
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Goodrich, Michigan
Posts: 1,430
Default

Valve cover gasket and/or cam chain tensioner gasket.
  #4  
Old 03-14-2009, 02:50 PM
2nd Gear

 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Va
Posts: 532
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ToryG View Post
Hello All -

I have an 04 A6 2.7t S-line with 58K miles and I'm sure it has a small oil leak but don't know what's leaking. I see nothing from top down but have noticed a burning oil odor after driving it for a while. Just returned from a road trip from IL to FL and back; while stopped at rest areas I noticed some smoke rising up from the front left (passenger) side of the engine close to windshield. The dealer has previously checked the car but said they couldn't find anything. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!!
This sounds Like a common cam seal leak. On warmer days after shutting down the engine and running the car a little you will see smoke coming out of the engine bay. When you pop the hood it looks like the smoke is coming out between the airbox and the engine? Commonly the Cam seals go out in the cars. It is quiet a mess and thankfully when I put rs4 cams in it fixed the problem and I no longer smell oil!! If the car is under warranty I would honestly get both cam seals replace (Exhaust and Intake cam seals!). This is a pretty penny to take care of though with out it under warranty. I believe the AUDI book says something like 6 hours for just the seals . Commonly most techs will only instal the intake cams because it takes 3-4 hours less time plus keeps the cams aligned. If you don't want this problem to return (if this is your problem the cam seals) I would replace both the intake and exhaust cam seals .
__________________
2001 audi a6 2.7T(tiptronic) Vast Stage3
Rs4 Ko4's, Rs4 Cams, Suspension H&R Coilovers, AWE-Intercoolers, exhaust piggie pipes, straight pipe to APR cats
Support-APR bipipe, APR snub mount -Forged Diverters (upgraded vavle springs),Hose kit
  #5  
Old 03-14-2009, 04:32 PM
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Goodrich, Michigan
Posts: 1,430
Default

"front left (passenger) side of the engine close to windshield" precludes the cam seals, which are at the front of the engine. Valve cover gasket. Cheaper and less of a pain to install, but still a pain.

Bob
  #6  
Old 03-14-2009, 05:12 PM
2nd Gear

 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Va
Posts: 532
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bob martin View Post
"front left (passenger) side of the engine close to windshield" precludes the cam seals, which are at the front of the engine. Valve cover gasket. Cheaper and less of a pain to install, but still a pain.

Bob
OHH I didn't see close to the windshield! I believe Bod is correct unless it is a lower cam seal. Gaskets are commonly paper in these cars -_-
__________________
2001 audi a6 2.7T(tiptronic) Vast Stage3
Rs4 Ko4's, Rs4 Cams, Suspension H&R Coilovers, AWE-Intercoolers, exhaust piggie pipes, straight pipe to APR cats
Support-APR bipipe, APR snub mount -Forged Diverters (upgraded vavle springs),Hose kit
  #7  
Old 03-15-2009, 08:42 PM
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Goodrich, Michigan
Posts: 1,430
Default

It also depends on which left he is refering to. Standard auto nomencalture has the left on the US/German driver's side of the car. Of course, in British/Japanese/Australian, the driver's side is the other side....

In either case, it isn't the cam seals. If he has his left (driver's) confused with his right (passenger) side and he means his right side, then it could also be the cam tensioner seal.

Of course, either of these could also mean the Spyder pipe needs replacing.

Bob
  #8  
Old 03-15-2009, 09:37 PM
2nd Gear

 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Va
Posts: 532
Default

he said the 'front left (passenger)' that is the only reason i related it to the cam seal but give us more info so bob or I could possible help you further or a tech
__________________
2001 audi a6 2.7T(tiptronic) Vast Stage3
Rs4 Ko4's, Rs4 Cams, Suspension H&R Coilovers, AWE-Intercoolers, exhaust piggie pipes, straight pipe to APR cats
Support-APR bipipe, APR snub mount -Forged Diverters (upgraded vavle springs),Hose kit
Old 03-15-2009, 09:37 PM
 
 
 
Reply


Tags
27, 27t, a6, audi, cam, chain, cover, gasket, gaskets, leak, leakage, lines, oil, return, valve


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:24 AM.


Internet Brands, Inc.
Emails Backup