2004 Audi A4 Coolant leaking into cylinder

Tiny
DFSALA2009
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  • 2004 AUDI A4
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 61,500 MILES
I keep getting a cylinder 6 misfire code and antifreeze smell and getting low. A few days ago it would not turn over. The dealer is telling me that coolant is leaking into that cylinder and it will take 10 hours of labor to take it apart to see what the problem is. My question is could the block crack without it being in an accident and does it take that long to get in there and find out what the problem is.

thanks for any help you can give me!
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 AT 11:11 AM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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Book time for the removal of both heads is 9 hours .. they could add a little on for unforseen problems .. the head may not be cracked it may be the headgasket is leaking into that cylinder .. also if you are thinking why do they have to remove both heads .. they don't unless they are being really thorough !! but book time for one side only is 7 1/2 hours .. hope this helps !


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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 AT 8:26 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your reply. Now I'll have to battle with the warranty co. For them to cover it. I know they might try to say that I let it overheat or something like that. With 61K miles, is this a good time to replace the timing belt as well?

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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 7:22 AM
Tiny
DAVE H
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Hello.

I would definately have the cam/timing belt changed at the same time .. 60,000 to 65,000 miles is the recommended change time .. and from experience A4's definately bend valves .!!

keep me posted.


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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 11:22 AM

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