Audi B8 2.0 (A4, A5, Q5 & More) Timing Chain Kit - Symptoms And Product Review

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The Audi B8 and B8.5 with the CAEB engine code have a common failure with the original style timing chain tensioner. If and when that fails, it is common for it to cause your car to skip timing which could cause significant damage.

The timing system on your Audi B8 is critical to the function of your car. If your car skips timing, it will cause it to run incredibly rough or not run at all. This kit comes with everything you need to overhaul your timing system and the video below explains how to diagnose your issues. 

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Audi B8 2.0 Timing Chain Kit Replacement Symptoms

Timing chain failure happens on the Audi B8s due to the original style tensioner. This tensioner had a critical design flaw which allowed the tensioner to max out and stretch the chain. If and when this happens, it's common for it to result in bent valves which would require cylinder head repair. Some of the symptoms of a failed timing chain tensioner are:

  • Rough Running at Idle or Load
  • Extended Crank before Starting
  • Unusual Noise from Timing Chain Cover
  • Fault Code P0016
    • This is a Cam/Crank Correlation fault. This simply means that your vehicle is not in time and you have a serious issue.

There isn't an exact mileage or time frame that this issue occurs. For some owners, this will never occur. We recommend just keeping an eye on it and replacing only when you begin to experience symptoms. 

If you have to do this job, it is on the more difficult side of DIY jobs. You can expect the job to take around eight hours give-or-take depending on your skill level. 

 

Audi B8 2.0 Models Applicable

This throttle body kit fits a variety of Audi models with the 2.0 engine produced between 2005 and 2018, including:

  • 2009-2013 Audi A4
  • 2009-2013 Audi A4 Quattro
  • 2010-2013 Audi A5
  • 2010-2013 Audi A5 Quattro
  • 2012-2013 Audi A6
  • 2013 Audi A6 Quattro
  • 2011-2012 Audi Q5
 

 

 

Audi B8 2.0 Timing Chain Kit Interactive 3D Parts Diagram


 

Parts Included with Audi B8 2.0 Timing Chain Kit 

 

Additional Parts Required with Audi B8 2.0 Timing Chain Kit

  • Since this job is fairly involved and requires many parts, we made sure to include them all in this kit. 

 

Special Tools Required with Audi B8 2.0 Timing Chain Kit

The only tool you need is the chain tensioner lever which removes tension on the timing chain. 

 

Additional Parts Recommended with Audi B8 2.0 Timing Chain Kit

  • We made sure to include everything you need for additional jobs when replacing your timing chain. 

 

Aftermarket Upgrades for Audi B8 2.0 Timing Chain Kit 

  • We don't recommend any aftermarket components for your timing system. 

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It's a good thing that this entire timing chain replacement kit comes with our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee like everything else we sell, as there's a good chance something will need replacement down the road. Drive your car for another 50,000 miles or however long it makes it, and replace it again after using our incredibly simple return procedure. 

In the video below, Aaron Davis, our Audi Catalog Manager, gets up close with this Audi B8 2.0 Timing Chain Kit. If you're unsure if this kit will work on your car, you can verify the fitment by going to our homepage and use the vehicle selection tool in the upper left corner. As usual, if you like this Really Quick Product Review, subscribe and check back here for regular releases in the future.

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