I've recently had my A6 engine reconditioned due to a failed oil pump....common problem, I know! One week later, I'm driving on the motorway and the car looses power and I'm forced to stop. The recovery company says its the cam belt. I take it back to the garage that did the original repairs and they say the failed engine and cam belt are due to contaminated fuel. Can this be true? I think they might be trying to avoid repair costs covered by warranty.
Country: United KingdomMake: AudiModel: A6Year: 2006Engine: 2.0 TDi
Welcome to Just Answer!!Did the cam belt really break ??
No, it didnt break, it looked loose, and at first the mechanic said it looked like it had stretched and they were going to make a claim against their parts supplier. After investigating a couple of days later the mechanic said it wasn't a defective cam belt, but an issue with the fuel injectors due to contaminated fuel.
Contaminated fuel will not cause a cam belt issue , but If the fuel is contaminated it will ruin injectors which is very possible have them show you prove that is contaminated . I hope this helps . Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated thank you
But from what I saw, and heard when they tried to start it, the cam belt was definitely rattling around. So from what you're saying there isn't a link between fuel injectors and the cam belt coming loose?
No link at all
10 years in Vw and Audi Field