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Old 07-07-2013, 11:54 PM   #1
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Cam Follower Wear

So I decided to take a peak and followed this simple DIY on the MKV forum... first time ever doing this and it took like 40mins I am sure the second time around it will be quicker very simple process.

Here some quick stats of my car:
27+k Odometer
5k oil change intervals (except for the first 10k)
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Stage 1+

I ordering some replacements soon please feel free and ask any questions


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Old 07-08-2013, 04:20 AM   #2
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How long did you run the HPFP for? That cam follow looks like you could do another 20k not sure though.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:51 AM   #3
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It went stage 1(+including the HPFP) since the at lil over 3k... Car runs amazing never had any problems.
Kinda feel it wore prematurely... I havent been on many cam follower threads but I have seen cars with less wear and more miles...
I ride my car like I stole it (safely of course) its seen 2 track days and going on the 3rd soon.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:20 AM   #4
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ugh, do not miss cam follower fear with my old FSI. Buy a bunch of those suckers and just swap them out every 20k to be safe. Good luck!!
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:28 PM   #5
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Can you provide a link to the DIY you used? I'm assuming the Mk5 FSI DIY would be identical to our CRZA FSI engine?
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:38 PM   #6
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ugh, do not miss cam follower fear with my old FSI. Buy a bunch of those suckers and just swap them out every 20k to be safe. Good luck!!
Yea but its not really pain to change it... if you are handy with a wrench its easy

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Can you provide a link to the DIY you used? I'm assuming the Mk5 FSI DIY would be identical to our CRZA FSI engine?
Its highlighted in original post but here you are... As far procedure goes it is identical should have no prob
http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102858
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:43 PM   #7
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one big reason I ditched my 2007 GTI. I was not about to mess with followers every 25k etc. I'd seen dozens of worn out followers on stock cars.

Nor was I about to buy a $35k R because our fuel and oil is not good enough to preserve a follower for extended miles...and that VW wasn't quick enough to just cram the R with a newer EA888 motor.

Aren't those mk5 GTI engines warranted to 100k because of these cam followers?
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:13 PM   #8
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...and that VW wasn't quick enough to just cram the R with a newer EA888 motor.
That had nothing to do with it. VW didn't want the R's grenading due to lateral G's...
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That had nothing to do with it. VW didn't want the R's grenading due to lateral G's...
ya..can you even achieve max G's with your R???

.they stuck an FSI motor in there and just for kicks, gave ya undefeatable traction/ stab control so you can be slower around the cones at an autocross/ track than a new Accord.

no modern VW gets near its lateral potential cos of their track-inhibiting /intrusive stab/ TC electronics.

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Old 07-17-2013, 08:02 PM   #10
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.they stuck an FSI motor in there and just for kicks, gave ya undefeatable traction/ stab control so you can be slower around the cones at an autocross/ track than a new Accord
Yea that does suck, wait.....


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Old 07-17-2013, 08:15 PM   #11
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How long did you run the HPFP for? That cam follow looks like you could do another 20k not sure though.
Absolutely not. The black DLC coating is gone and friction and wear will go way up, and the cam lobe is going to get the worst of it. The cam follower is being replaced just in time.

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That had nothing to do with it. VW didn't want the R's grenading due to lateral G's...
The only reason why they used the FSI engine in the R is because it was K04-ready.
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Yea that does suck, wait.....


WHAT?!?
not being a dick or anything, cos I do so want to love the R, but I understood that the R cannot achieve its full potential around a track cos of undefeatable Stability control...so a poster's point about EA888's implosion cos of super high lateral g's would be mute.... stick an EA888 motor in the R and keep the Stab control... no implosion of motor due to super high lateral G's cos the computer would intervene

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4uDzeDP1eo
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one big reason I ditched my 2007 GTI. I was not about to mess with followers every 25k etc. I'd seen dozens of worn out followers on stock cars.

Nor was I about to buy a $35k R because our fuel and oil is not good enough to preserve a follower for extended miles...and that VW wasn't quick enough to just cram the R with a newer EA888 motor.

Aren't those mk5 GTI engines warranted to 100k because of these cam followers?
It's a $50 part that takes 20 minutes to replace

No one has had an issue and the only people replacing them are doing so as preventative maintenance.

Here's mine after 20k. Minimal wear.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:53 PM   #14
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It's a $50 part that takes 20 minutes to replace

No one has had an issue and the only people replacing them are doing so as preventative maintenance.
I can understand why some peeps get all cautious about but I agree with you it really is a 20-30min job its very simple
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