petHead6 months ago

What did you decide on doing? I have the same problem and cost of repair $5k at the low end. If you did sell it, did you have to sell it junk?

Col Minessota5 months ago

We aren’t sure why, but the failures we’ve seen all involve the right-side cylinder head. The tensioner will fail, allowing the chain to jump. The customer will complain of very poor running and lots of engine noise. The MIL will be lit and cam position codes will be stored. These six cylinders don’t run very well on just the left bank of cylinders and, depending on how many teeth the chain has jumped, the car may not run at all.

Red4 months ago

P0017             Crankshaft position – camshaft position correlation Bank 1 Sensor B

Watergirl4 months ago

P0016             Crankshaft position – camshaft position correlation Bank 1 Sensor A

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

The high-pressure pump cam lobe (A), camshaft position sensor wheel (B) and features requiring alignment (C ).

petHead4 months ago

If P0016 is stored, remove the high pressure pump housing from the cylinder head. Check the sensor wheel position according to the following photo. If the features (C ) align, proceed with the next section. If the features do not align, replace the camshaft. Make sure that the features align before installation.

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

P0018             Crankshaft position – camshaft position correlation Bank 2 Sensor A

Matchmaker14 months ago

I have an audi s5 with deployed airbags, the car is in security lock and I cant start it. can I reset it with a VAG COM?

FordOwner4 months ago

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Pete_W4 months ago

This bulletin applies to all 2009 Audi A4 and A5 vehicles equipped with the 3.2L FSI engine with stored DTCs P0016, P0017, P0018 and P0019.

MechExp4 months ago

After years of timing belts, Audi and VW switched back to chains on some of their cars in 2005. For years, they had the timing belt turning one cam and a chain with a variable valve timing tensioner running the other cam. The 3.2L Audi engine has no less than four chains running the oil pump and keeping everything in time. We ­believe it’s a lack of maintenance, specifically oil changes, that’s causing some of the failures we’ve seen, so let’s take a look at what’s ­happening.

Watergirl4 months ago

It’s a german car so at 168k miles if it didn’t had the required maintenance done to it…i would sell it/trade it, this kind of cars go from what their value is down do nothing in a blink,also who diagnosed it …how they came up with this result? If you keep it shop around it’s a little high 5k but I also don’t know where you are so that plays as well…how I know?..I’m a used car dealer/bodyshop/mechanic/ and see this at the auction all the time

FordOwner4 months ago

P0019             Crankshaft position – camshaft position correlation Bank 2 Sensor B

Pete_W4 months ago

What is so great about this car? Have you ever driven one?

Fireboy4 months ago

(A slight power reduction may be associated with this condition, but this condition does not cause engine stalling).

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

DTC                 CONDITION

Col Minessota4 months ago

I had my timing chain replaced 2 weeks ago, drove it away from the garage then the car broke down (All the valves bent). Garage refusing to put it right. They said it happened because of the VVT sprocket needed replacing which they didn’t tell me. VW Jetta 1.4 TSI (2007) only done 38000 miles. Absolutely gutted,

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

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Bri19874 months ago

Regarding S5 and dirt roads thanks for your answers.I was referring to how the dirt would effect the supercharger. Having had an E-55, 740i, 911 and a couple of others; 530, E300 I know the dirt road...

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Red4 months ago

should I replace the cylinder head gasket as well while I am in there?

FordOwner4 months ago

If you’ve been working on cars as long as me, you’ll remember the first timing belt you did and thought, “what was wrong with timing chains?” It was only a year ago, when I was working on a 2005 Audi A6 Quattro with a 3.2L engine with a broken timing chain tensioner and bent valves, that I started thinking, “what was wrong with timing belts?”

MechExp4 months ago

Bob, what an excellent write up. I have an 05 with same issue which I am about to dig into. I noticed in your write up you refer to page 50 photo 15. This makes me wonder if there is an even more detailed writeup I could read up on? I just like to be as knowledgable as possible before jumping into it. thanks again! oh yes one more question… how do you tell if chain has been stretched?

petHead4 months ago

Upon inspection, we can find low to no compression in the right bank cylinders. Replacing the tensioner and repairing the head is not a difficult job, but it’s time-consuming and there are some special tools you’ll need to do the job (see Photo 1). You’ll need to quote a couple hours of ­diagnostic time to do a compression check and to pull the cam covers and verify that the cams are out of alignment.

Porker4 months ago

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Porker4 months ago

We’ve done a half dozen of the 3.2L engines this year and fielded questions about ­rebuilt heads or installing used engines, and we found the most cost-effective way to ­repair these for the customer with the best return for us is to repair or rebuild the engine in-house. It’s basically doing a head gasket and lapping in some new valves, so let’s get started. Pages: 1 2 3Next page

Fireboy4 months ago

Hi just got one of those q5 with this 3.2..is this the same engine from earlier a6 a8….i would like to perform this job (driver side head is the problemso was wondering if the timing tools used for the a6 a8 3.2 engine are the same or not?thank you

Corrie19994 months ago

I own 2 3.2 vehicles and not one issue, nor have I heard of any. It’s Audi’s best and most reliable engine, period.

Watergirl4 months ago

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Watergirl4 months ago

Stay away from Audi. After they lie and deny the oiling issue. This $7-$14k fix will really put you over the edge. We went to the dealer with a check engine light and they “cleared the codes” and it lasted 18k more miles and then the chain stretched and engine failure. 25 trips to the dealer and 6 tows in 98k miles. Sell your Audi and buy a reliable vehicle which the manufacturer stands behind. Audi 2.0 is a lemon and they aren’t standing behind it…

FordOwner4 months ago

I just wanna thank you for this article, I recently bought a 2005 Audi A6 at auction with bad engine for $3500 at an auction. It turned out it was a right cylinder tensioner and bent valves issues after low compression display on the dashboard. This article and the repair manual have helped fix it all by myslef and saved me thousands!. Thanks for taking the time to write this.

Bri19874 months ago

Audi S5 crankshaft fault

The cause of the condition: The camshaft sensor wheel may be in the wrong position on the camshaft.

FordOwner4 months ago

If P0017, P0018 or P0019 is stored, disassemble the corresponding camshaft adjustment valve N205, N318, N208 or N319. Check for contamination in the housing and on the camshaft adjustment valve. Check for free movement of the piston. Clean the camshaft adjustment valve and/or housing as needed. If no obstruction is found and the condition remains, open a new warranty claim and follow Guided Fault Finding.

Matchmaker14 months ago

I guess what you meant to say was “be careful if you don’t like taking care of things”

Matchmaker14 months ago

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Fionas_Boy4 months ago

there is a battery cable with an explosive just like the airbag besides the battery, it explodes when the airbag deploy, you will need to replace this cable also with the airbags.

FordOwner4 months ago

Best vehicles I have ever owned are VW Audi….and still have 3 vehicles from within that family. All are running, with zero issues, ranging in mileage from 80,000km – 240,000km.

Watergirl4 months ago

wat kind of engine does the audi s5 have in it?

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Corrie19994 months ago

From the Audi forum: Just check where the battery is there is a box with what looks like a fuse inside. this fuse blows and you just need to change the fuse, sometimes comes as a fuse inside a box to fit newer models etc.

Bri19873 months ago
This problem has been solved

- see solution here