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    1. 03-14-2017 07:09 PM #1
      Sad to say but I have suffered a cam follower failure because I didn't realize that they were an issue. Now I need to buy a new intake cam, HPFP, follower and I might as well do the cam chain and tensioner while I am in there. My question is this, where are the best deals for parts that are quality without having to go to the stealership? Any and all info is greatly appreciated before hand. Also, is there anywhere that rents the tools instead of having to buy them?
      Last edited by craned1020; 03-14-2017 at 07:23 PM. Reason: More info

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    3. 03-14-2017 08:06 PM #2
      Would you replace the head or just the parts?

      Come on guys, I need some advice here.

    4. 03-15-2017 09:32 AM #3
      I wouldn't replace the head. Just the parts you have listed and maybe a few others. What year and mileage is your car? While you have everything torn apart you may as well do a carbon cleaning. Do you have any other CEL codes? Thermostats are a common failure - I'd replace that if you have the intake manifold off during the carbon cleaning. Definitely timing belt and water pump since you'll have it off anyway. Make sure your PCV valve is the latest revision. Check your brake booster hoses to see if they are cracked and replace them if they are.

      Do you plan on doing this work yourself?

    5. 03-15-2017 01:56 PM #4
      I changed the timing belt, water pump and all pulleys 20,000 miles ago. I did not do the thermostat because of the pain it would be. The car is an 07 with 122,000 miles and is still in good shape. The only CEL I have is the P0340 for the cam position sensor which was changed and the CEL came right back. That's the reason I dug into the timing part wondering if the intake cam jumped time because of a faulty tensioner, which is still intact surprisingly. The HPFP is gone, the retainer piece that holds the spring on is gone and the spring was in 2 pieces and was found in the timing cover.

    6. 03-15-2017 02:03 PM #5
      Have you confirmed that the valves did not make contact with the pistons?

    7. 03-15-2017 03:52 PM #6
      I did perform a compression test and a leak down test, they both proved to be good. The compression was 200psi on 2 cylinders and 189psi on the other 2, no leakdown.

    8. 03-16-2017 01:05 AM #7
      Here are the best deals I found back in August of last year when I had the same issue - I checked everywhere and found these prices were the best:

      Deutsche Auto Parts
      06F-127-025-M - $285.00
      N-910-896-01-Stud-Kit - $35.00
      LM2332 $42.95
      06D-115-562 - $9.96

      ECS Tuning
      261235 - $8.81
      280367 - $6.65
      280410 - $116.42
      281109 - $19.00
      2697056 - $229.18
      280412 - $2.67
      467612 - $1.10
      468473 - $12.88 (23 x $0.56)
      469750 - $1.27
      471451 - $1.88

      VW Parts Vortex
      06F-198-107-A - $44.64

      FCP Euro
      VAG-06F109217A - $71.99
      CTA-2878 - $30.99
      Last edited by cszy67; 03-19-2017 at 12:54 PM.

    9. 03-16-2017 10:42 AM #8
      Since you replaced the parts have you had any issues?

    10. 03-19-2017 01:05 PM #9
      Well, that is a loaded question to some degree, lol. In thirty-five years of driving all sorts of vehicles I have never owned one that has had as many issues.

      Regarding the cam follower issue I really have not had any problems since then with the exception of occasional poor mileage that I am guessing may be related to the cam adjuster control valve which is an easy fix on top the engine. I think I am around 135k miles now with one side of me arguing that I should simply cut my losses on the next big fix while the other side argues that I have fixed so damn much over the past few years there should not be anything more to fix!

    11. 03-20-2017 11:02 AM #10
      Now I found that the one of the oil control rings is broke, any idea on a way to cheaply fix it?

    12. 03-20-2017 12:06 PM #11
      Those are the crazy fragile plastic rings? If so you can purchase them separately but be careful, they are brittle and snap like there is no tomorrow. Did I mention they break easy?

      Here is the part number and the cheapest place I found them six or so months ago:

      VW Parts Vortex - 06F-198-107-A

      Last edited by cszy67; 03-20-2017 at 12:15 PM.

    13. 03-21-2017 10:54 AM #12
      Yep, found them yesterday and ordered them right away.

      Would you happen to have a cam timing tool you would rent me? I hate the fact of having to buy one and more than likely use it only once. I would pay for all shipping back and forth.

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