I have a 2008 Audi A4 with 150,000 miles (average about 25K year). My dealer just told me part of my engine needs to be replaced (cam shaft & metal to metal rubbing) Does that make sense?

Asked by Dec 15, 2014 at 12:40 PM about the 2008 Audi A4 2.0T Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2008 Audi A4 with 150,000 miles (average about 25K year).  My dealer just told me part of my engine needs to be replaced (cam shaft & metal to metal rubbing) Does that make sense?

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The only way that makes sense to me is if you have been neglectful with oil changes. A cam should last more than 150k and metal-to-metal on what? On the cam? It has to have metal to metal for the lobes to push tappets. OHC, DOHC, I doubt you have a pushrod engine

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preaty much what the ford guy said. Only way you will need a cam shaft is if you had a oil issue, constant low oil, Been using the wrong brand of oil or you been leaving oil changes to long betwen services. my car has over 367,000/k on it and i have cleaner then a whistle and excelent shape cams. They are probley jsut trying to get you to put money into your car. They have a regualr replacement scedule they go by for recommended replacements so unless you hear a loud ticking or grinding noise i would not worry about it.

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