- JHM Mechanical Cam Adjuster Repair Kit (PAIR) for B6-B7 S4, C6 A6 and C5 allroad w chain 4.2L 40v
JHM Mechanical Cam Adjuster Repair Kit (PAIR) for B6-B7 S4, C6 A6 and C5 allroad w chain 4.2L 40v
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The 4.2L 40v V8 in the B6-B7 S4 (and some C5-A6 allroads), is notorious for having a failure prone timing chain system. One of the most problematic pieces of this system is the mechanical cam adjuster. These adjusters are located on the end of each intake camshaft. This mechanical cam adjuster moves the cams to optimize the airflow into the combustion chambers either at idle and low speeds or for top end, high-rpm power. The mechanical cam adjuster is essentially a two piece unit but in true Audi fashion, you can't buy the pieces separately! One piece or side of the adjuster has a hardened pin on it (shown in the picture below). Click to enlarge picture
At lower RPM and idle that pin is driven into the hole located on the sprocket side of the adjuster - the part of the adjuster that we replace in our repair kit. This optimizes the camshaft profile for idle and low speed engine operation. At higher RPM, oil pressure is applied to the mechanical adjuster via the electric actuator to release the pin which retards the camshaft slightly to provide more top end power. The hole on the sprocket side of the adjuster begins to wallow out and the pin can no longer stay in the hole when it's supposed to. This has the effect of making the motor run like it would if you had a 'race cam' running at idle - you get a lot of misfires and low compression numbers on the bank or banks of the motor with the bad actuator. On motors with camshaft adjusters that are really far worn out, the bad adjusters can cause a loud clacking or knocking noise on startup. This noise is worse than the normal chain rattle. Eventually, a bad mechanical adjuster will cause the ECU to have one or more of the following codes:
- 16405 - Bank 2: Camshaft A (Intake), P0021 - 008 - Retard Setpoint not Reached (Over-Advanced)
- 17755 - Camshaft Position Sensor 2 (G163) / Engine Speed Sensor (G28), P1347 - 001 - Incor. Correl.
- 17748 - Camshaft Position Sensor (G40) / Engine Speed Sensor (G28), P1340 - 001 - Incor. Correlation Click to enlarge picture
The failure of these adjusters shown above is the result of a quality control issue with Audi's tolerance range for the hardness of the metal used to make the sprocket side of the adjuster. As shown above, the tolerances can vary by so much that even the same car can have an adjuster on one side of the motor that's wearing normally while the other adjuster has completely failed. This is exactly what our JHM Mechanical Adjuster Repair Kit was designed to address. The JHM Mechanical Adjuster Sprocket is precision ground, CNC machined, and harder than the OEM unit it replaces. TESTING AND INSTALLATION:
We've been testing our mechanical adjusters since early 2013 and the results have been great. They install just like the factory cam sprocket. All you have to do is disassemble your OEM adjuster unit, discard the failed sprocket piece, replace it with the JHM precision ground and CNC machined unit, and re-assemble the adjuster! See our Informational and Installation video below for a demonstration on disassembling your adjusters, reassembling with the JHM unit, and checking the reassembled part for functionality: PARTS INCLUDED:
- 2x JHM Precision Ground and CNC Machined Mechanical Adjuster Sprockets
- 4x O-rings FITMENT:
- 2003 to 2005 B6-S4 Sedan, Avant, or Cabriolet with Automatic or Manual Transmission
- 2005.5 to 2009 B7-S4 Sedan, Avant, or Cabriolet with Automatic or Manual Transmission
- 2001 to 2005 C5-allroad Avant with Automatic Transmission THIS PRODUCT IS FOR TWO REPAIR KITS!!! This is the product to buy if you're looking to repair both of the mechanical camshaft adjusters on one car. If you're looking to perform a complete Timing Chain service using our JHM Mechanical Adjuster Repair Kit, go back one section and select the correct level kit for your needs. JHM Mechanical Cam Adjuster Repair Kit fits OEM PNs 079 109 087 J, 097 109 087J, 079109087J, 079 109 087 L, 097 109 087L, 079109087L, 079 109 087 M, 097 109 087M, 079109087M, 079 109 087 N, 097 109 087N and 079109087N.
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|Audi||S4||B7 (2005.5-2009)||4.2l V8 40v|
|Audi||allroad||C5 (2001-2005)||4.2l V8 40v|
|Audi||S4||B6 (2003-2005)||4.2l V8 40v|
|Audi||A6||C6 (2005.5-2011)||4.2l V8 40v|
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