Front ¾ vehicle photos © 1986-2018 Autodata, Inc. dba Chrome Data. Audi was forced to offer settlement offers, including an extended warranty, after a series of lawsuits were filed. No way will I stick to this.
cheers, I'm feeling that way too. Note: You can find out which VW vehicles are involved in the settlement over at VWProblems.com.
My routine maintenance items only involve checking for paint chips, tyre pressure, cleaning etc. Consumer Reports reckons the 2014 model year is the most reliable, scoring 5/5. Not nearly serious enough to junk the car IMO. It's hard to make any gearbox or transmission last 150,000 without a lubrication change. You can't blame the user for not doing twice as many services.
Audi timing chain lawsuit alleges engines fail because the chains 'jump a tooth' in the camshaft. This car could reach 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and go through the quarter mile in 13.4 seconds at 105 mph. Congrats on the purchase. We're here to keep your vehicle safe & reliable. All other work was preventative maintenance completed here in Alaska. Just curious if anyone over 100k has ran into any issues.
Audi pulled out all the stops trying to move weight closer to the middle of the car. The complaints are organized into groups with data published by vehicle, vehicle component, and specific problem. On this premise, it seems the extended intervals of some manufacturers may be for customer convenience & marketing benefits (a "free"/prepaid maintenance plan is certainly more economic with extended intervals rather than every 5000km!)
If I had your S5 I'd be using only 98.
I know those aren't subject to stretching and deterioration like belts, but it's my understanding that they do wear and deform a bit as they age.
If the car becomes problematic after 5 years despite all mandated services are done, I'd say the manufacturer is to blame. Not a B8 S5 but a B7 RS4 which also has the same reinforced guides as the B8 getting the service done while i was in the shop...was told it was at min a ~10 hr job totalling near 20k with parts.. At 77k miles. rather than the best interest of the vehicle.
I would change the oil every 5-8k kms instead of 15k.
What about the chain itself? Symptoms of a loose timing chain ∞ When a timing chain is loose you'll likely hear a rattle during startup or idling in the engine. And for those savvy users who don't follow the manufacturer mandate, generally you see their cars going well past the 200k mark and is still trouble free. We scan the ecu for dtc's and if we find a cam position code and a correlation problem between the cam and crank between either of the two cylinder heads we know the timing has jumped, broken guides, collapsed tensioners, or possible stretched timing chain. If you own a problematic Audi V8 Chain Driven Engine please do not hesitate to reach out to us for evaluation or a formal quote for proper warrantied repairs! Also, once all the fluid is removed, it's volume can be measured and the appropriate amount of lubrication from the Technical Documentation can be added. However, an authorized dealer will need to make the determination if the timing chain was actually to blame. As soon as I start driving I'll watch the distance to up as the average consumption falls, Your consumption on the open road is going to be below 10/100 and for metro around 13/100 (from my 30k ownership experience with my RS5)Every time you hit the accelerator in Dynamic mode your DTE will decrease by 10 klm, One thing to remember is that they have a very small fuel tank. But ZF themselves recommend 100k kms oil and pan change.
If you pay for someone to do a logbook service, they should follow the logbook.
BMW logbook service says to change engine oil every 25k Kms too, and this is a diesel engine.
Waiting to hear that the gearbox is blown and how to handle an $8,000 repair quote. Archive View Return to standard view. The largest concern when one (or several) of the numerous components in the timing chain system fail, it can lead to catastrophic engine damage or drastic drivability concerns. Otherwise, a refund between $1,100 and $1,500 will be awarded depending on what needed fixing. Any feedback will help please. She still runs like a champ . Audi.
More details on the timing chain reimbursements.
It doesn't take a math genius to figure out that it's not worth it to sink $20k in. Audi Hasn't had a belt driven 4.2L V8 since the D2 and C5 generations Continue this thread This is so that the seller has more leverage, and if able to convince the buyer with their lies, the buyer won't be able to bargain down the price. S5. this is why i do all my shit myself when i can cus it gets expensive, also my S5 is at the dealer for the chain TSB i hope they cover it cus my warranty runs out on 8/26 couple of days away. If you can do the work by yourself, we would say that a used S5 is a no-brainer. If the tensioner fails and the chain becomes loose, the timing of the engine is thrown off. Insurance will be nasty. There are hundreds of examples of this part failing after oil consumption rebuild. Having the right tools to do the job is crucial as it ensures proper repair, and efficient turn around time for our customers.
They only have data for the A5, and from 2011 onwards. The TSBs outlined how to respond to customer complaints about the timing chain. Depreciation and expensive maintenance have made these things thought provokingly cheap. I have fallen into the category where I am having trouble with the timing chain service. are gearboxes an issue for this model, assuming it's a ZF unit and not DSG. Considering it is a 100k cheaper than when it was new and has such low km's, that risk is worth it in my imo. Check Out The Ferrari SF90 Stradale Spider, Rezvani Hercules 6x6 Pickup Aims To Conquer Hennessey Mammoth 6x6, Watch A Self-Driving Tesla Navigate World's Windiest Road, Special C8 And C7 Corvettes Bring Big Money For Charity, 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Restomod Is A 800-HP Superstar, Jaguar's Sedan Future Isn't Sounding Too Good, Cars That Are Even Rarer Than You Thought, Become A Better Driver With This Must-Have Gadget, 2020 Audi S5 Coupe Review: The Sweet Spot, 2020 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe Review: The Sensible AMG, 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe Review: Awesome All-Rounder, © 2010-2020 CarBuzz Inc. All Rights Reserved. I would use 98 every time will keep the engine cleaner and will run sweeter on the higher octane. If the timing chain becomes loose, either by stretching or a failed tensioner, there are serious problems ahead. But to say they are out by a factor of 2.5 – 5, yeah that's unlikely.
In 45 degree days and driven with a/c on full with that type of oil there might not be much oil that needs changing.
I'm highly skeptical that it would cost anywhere near 20k. Failures have ranged from damaged plastic chain guides, failed chain tensioners, to faulty camshaft adjusters. What did the consumption computer average readout say? I've read a lot of posts over here and on a5oc and I can't seem to find any case of timing chain failure on the V8 S5. Car is now sitting at Audi dealership with an unfixable engine. That's not how lifetime trans oil or gearbox oil is inspected by shoehorning a dipstick into it. Does anyone know of, ^ if that is true, francis is gonna have an orgasm.
If they sell the car to coincide with the expiration of warranty, logic says they should care about the warranty enough to stick to those intervals. If the tensioner fails and the chain becomes loose, the timing of the engine is thrown off. Have a car complaint to add? We like to peruse used car listings to see what used performance cars we might be able to afford. They usually have a drain bolt & a fill bolt, fill bolt being the highest. Labor costs are estimated between $2972 and $3750 while parts are priced at $193. I've found mineral oil good for 5,000 to 10,000. However, as you know...there are attornerys that proofread these fixes and make sure to convey that Audi has taken measures to prevent future timing guide failures but makes no guarantee.
According to the class-action lawsuit, the problem occurs to 2008-2013 Audi and VW models equipped with 2-liter TSI or 2-liter TFSI EA888 engines.
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