On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 23:43:53 -0000, "Hairy One Kenobi"
This is probably an oil leak from the camshaft/adjuster seals leaking
onto the exhaust. This is apparently a common occurance with th 2.8.
See audiworld.com for discussions re. Search under "cam oil leak"
On Mon, 19 Jan 2004 00:25:58 GMT, email@example.com wrote:
As long as your oil level doesn't drop too low. Just keep an eye on
the level, but I'd get it looked after soon.
I have a 2000 A6 2,8 Q that was purchased last June. This problem
indicated itself with an acrid odor issuing from the heater at around
60,000 km. . It was diagnosed rather quickly and repaired under Audi
Assured warranty for the $50.00 deductable but the service tech said
it was a 6 hr job + parts. As stated it is quite common for these
engines to leak at the camshaft seals.
Damn. Mine is a 98.5 A4 2.8 Q, and today my friendly (really, they
are friendly, I like them a lot) dealer told me 9 hours, $900. OWCH!
I have not smelled the smell since yesterday, but your point about
watching the oil level is well taken, thanks for making it.
In addition to that all too common leak, the output of the
transmission to the rear driveshaft also leaks right onto the
converter. It is rarely ythe seal itself, although it is frequently
replaced. There is a small cover directly above it that weeps oil.
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