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Assistance needed in finding an oil leak in a R8 V8.


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Today, I performed an oil change on the R8. While inspecting the vehicle from below, I saw an oil leak located under the right-hand bank of cylinders, directly in front of the driveshaft. It seems to be coming from the oil pipeline.
Has anybody had such occurrences, and is it necessary to replace an o-ring?
Thank you in advance

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It seems unlikely that the source is originating from there, but rather it is more probable that it is accumulating in that specific region. If it is really accumulating, what other possibilities may explain this phenomenon?

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The source of the leak may be from the cover situated just above the chain case.
Meticulously cleanse this area and proceed with riding once again.
After travelling a distance of several hundred km, it becomes apparent where the oil is depleting.

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Thank you, mrnobady. I have thoroughly cleaned it and I concur with your assessment. Is the component in question a gasket or made of silicone? Additionally, do you have knowledge of whether it is possible to do the task without removing the engine?

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I am experiencing the same problem. Have you successfully determined the root cause?According to my Audi technician, the issue might potentially be related to either the timing cover or the valve cover. Hopefully, it is only the timing cover that needs attention. Fortunately, I still have some Audi silicone remaining from a previous timing chain repair on an A5 model.

 

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The issue I had was with the rocker cover gasket, so I decided to replace both gaskets while I was doing a carbon clean, which made the task somewhat more manageable. The right-hand side bank proved less challenging compared to the left. The primary concern was obtaining sufficient clearance as a result of the coil pack loom being wedged against the rocker cover.

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