Bri19876 months ago

I have a 12′ Golf R with 55k miles on it and is completely stock. I’m shopping for a cam follower and I’d like to know which follower you believe is the highest quality part. I stumbled across a company that offers a re-engineered follower with a chrome coated wear surface. Do you know anything about this mfg and/or its follower? If so, do you have any feedback on its redesigned part? Thank you.

Bri19875 months ago

the only other part I can think of changing HPFP, the current one is not damaged in anyway so I don’t believe I need to replace this.

Red4 months ago

Sounds like you have a clogged up intake system and at least one leaking injector. An engine flush is a waste of time as are the various potions, until you have done the following -

Matchmaker14 months ago

I'd bang some Forte through it. If you are worried, phone their technical helpline,record the call and if it all goes Pete Tong, take them over the bridge.

MDG Ltd4 months ago

Srrsly though- I used it in a Smart that everyone said was terminal, and it did the biz, and freed up the sticky rings restoring very nearly zero compression on the middle cylinder up to normal spec. Didn't fix the timing chain rattle though

Matchmaker14 months ago

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Fireboy4 months ago

Find a less Epensive Alternative Cam Follower for 2.0t FSI VW and Audi 06D109309C

Watergirl4 months ago

My mechanic is getting in a used lower mileage engine to replace mine. Should I have him swap out the camshaft with the updated version to hopefully prevent issues later?

Gary19964 months ago

To be certain you would nee to diagnose further but the High pressure pump is probably your issue.

MDG Ltd4 months ago

The most common symptom of a cam follower in trouble is a fuel cut.  This feels like someone just took the gas pedal out from under you.  It does NOT feel good.  This doesn’t always come up with check light or code.  Which leads us to the most obvious signs. These codes may come up when scanned.

Fireboy4 months ago

^^ What I´m talking about! Don´t change to modern diesel-engines, that´s a world full of pain when they get old.

Gary19964 months ago

never again will I own anything with an e.g.r valve, a diesel particular filter or common fucking rails. Modern stuff is bollocks, fucked by emissions laws

Gary19964 months ago

Next up the EGR Valve, this can be replaced, cleaned out or blanked off depending on the MOT regs for the model of car. It will likely be full of crud and jammed open, this causes a vicious circle.

Watergirl4 months ago

My Volvo S80 was the worst car I ever had. Was from late 1999 though.

Mary4 months ago

Answer coming on AskDAP 59. Take a look here for more info https://www.youtube.com/user/DeutscheAutoParts

Corrie19994 months ago

Im sorry but I have no way to know.

Mary4 months ago

Had massive problems with the electronic components. I was sick of not knowing if I´ll get back via train or S80 when driving away from home, so I had it repaired (again!) and sold it to a nice man from Nigeria. He phoned me one week later, because it died (again!) at the middle of a busy road in Vienna.

Matchmaker14 months ago

Thank feck it's got 3 years free servicing, give me time to save up for it's first oil change.

Matchmaker14 months ago

Cam Shaft Failure or Wear on 2.0t FSI engines

FordOwner4 months ago

Cam follower was replace by my mechanice as I didn’t have the tools for it and he said the Camshaft was fine. LPFP in the tank – 1K0919050AB The Control Module connected to the LPFP – 1T0906093G Low Presure sensor – 06E906051K

Gary19964 months ago

P2293 – Fuel Pressure Regulator Valve (N276): Mechanical Malfunction

Bri19874 months ago

There still seems to be a good number of people who are unaware of the cam follower problems.  Not all cars have the problem, and some may never have it.  BUT it will kill your wallet if you find out yours is on the edge of dying and you are out of warranty.

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

all our company vans and trucks are pre common rail - either XUD, 2/300td, 2.5 Land Rover NAs or banana engines. means they are all over 15 years old but they are easier to fix, cheaper to run and because of the lack of electronics can be used on live gas refineries!

Matchmaker14 months ago

Thanks for the feed back. Will have to source one in Australia as you guys don’t ship to here.

Corrie19994 months ago

No Shit. The oil for my Volvo is 50 sheets for 4 litres. YoU WHAT?

Red4 months ago

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Bri19874 months ago

Mine was a 2.4 petrol. Had it for 5 month and loved it when it drove. Sadly, this happened almost every month:

Corrie19994 months ago

Paul, Are you able to tell me when the problem with the ‘Cam follower wearing through prematurely’ became known in the public domain. When was the updated ‘J’ version of the cam shaft first available to order. Thanks to your website I now know I have to be diligent about checking and replacing the cam follower as part of the maintenance schedule. Thank you so much.

MechExp4 months ago

change fuel filter - it will likely be full of snot, this is an indicator of use of cheap diesel and low miles  the snot is bacteria, it shits water and this can cause running and emission issues. 

FordOwner4 months ago

Volvo V50 camshaft follower fault

The important part to know is that if you are replacing your camshaft you are getting the most current version available.  Found Here 2.0T FSI Intake Camshaft Rev J 06F109101J

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

A high pressure pump is likely to be the cause. https://deutscheautoparts.com/fsi-hpfp-fuel-pump-06f127025m.html

Fireboy4 months ago

you might need stretch bolts as well, some cars use them to hold the injectors in place (merc)

MDG Ltd4 months ago

Fault Codes that could be related to a bad Cam Follower (You should always check the follower first if you have one of these faults DIY below.)

Pete_W4 months ago

To remove the crap from the top of the engine - easiest way is to contact a local soda blaster, he'll charge about 100 quid but it will take the top of the engine back to new. Or you could just hit it with carb cleaner - there is an argument for the latter because when you come to sell it it proves the injector seals have been done.

MechExp4 months ago

Also I want to say thank you for the purchase. I appreciate it very much.

Fireboy4 months ago

Somehow i don't think a flushing oil is going to deal with this type of crud build up, i reckon its going to be a combination of scraping digging and jet washing.

Matchmaker14 months ago

If you are looking to speak with Charles you might want to contact him on his page, but as far as your issue. Since you have all new other parts if you continue to have fuel related problems, they will likely be due to a damaged cam. This can be visually inspected for damage to verify. If it is found to be damaged it should be replaced.

Bri19874 months ago

Hello I need some answers about the latest info. 2015-2016 2.0 T camshaft failure. Lobe shearing off. I have a 2015 GLI SEL. Scared to drive it. Your thoughts please. Thank you.

Bri19874 months ago

injector seal tool kit including reamer, maybe grinder and a plug

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

I am definitely getting the CAM follower replaced as part of my 60k service interval. Your videos were *hands down* the best I have found for understanding how my car works and what issues owners may experience. It is very helpful to be able to see the work being done with the matter of fact explanations. I can’t thank you enough for producing quality content like this.

petHead3 months ago
This problem has been solved

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