In every car model released in the market, the camshaft plug plays an important role in helping the vehicle give an optimum performance all the time. The cam plug is part of the camshaft mechanism that works to convert circular motion into an oscillatory motion. It rotates twice after the crankshaft rotates for the compression process. The plugs are located on the rear part of the engine where it covers the exhaust camshafts. But like any other car part, your Audi S4 cam plug also gets worn out after a couple of months or years due to various reasons. And when this happens, it may affect the functionality of the mechanism, and the car as a whole. Here are some of the common problems you may encounter on your cam plug:
Each of the cam plugs in an Audi S4 is usually made from durable material. However, there comes a time when its integrity withers and the part starts to get damaged. One of the most common problems that car owners encounter is a broken cam plug. If you notice that your cam plug is in bad shape, it might be because of a broken part. It could be cause by a strong impact on the plug or you might have dropped the plug during one of your cleaning sessions. But whatever the cause of the problem is, make sure to get a replacement right away.
It may also come to a point when your car's cam plug no longer fits your car engine properly. The cam plug is supposed to serve as a cover on the rear parts of your engine so the compression procedure is not affected by other particles or substances. But if your cam plug is ill-fitting, you might have difficulties in sealing the engine. When you reseal the engine with your cam plug, take time to assess whether it still fits or not. If you think that your cam plug could no longer cover the engine in the best way possible, it the problem could be on the camshaft seal or it might be time for replacement.