This small part can play a big role in your engine's well-being. It converts the movement of your camshaft into power for the high-pressure fuel pump by riding directly on the camshaft lobe. VW has encountered a problem with the FSI camshaft and cam follower wearing that if not routinely checked and replaced if necessary could lead to damage to your engine's cylinder head.
If it becomes worn to the point of breaking it can cause permanent damage to the camshaft, fuel pump, or both. It could also send metal particles into your cylinder head which can cause damage to moving parts. Without replacement, it is common for followers to have holes worn through them.
It is important to replace this cam follower as preventative maintenance. Doing so can save you from spending even more money and time replacing your fuel pump or camshaft from damage caused by a worn follower.
We recommend checking your cam follower for signs of wear:
- every 8000-15000kms on modified and tuned vehicles
- every 30000-50000kms on stock vehicles
- VW - Golf R 2008-2013 (MK6) 2.0T*
- VW - GTI 2005-2008.5 (MK5) 2.0T FSI*
- VW - GTI Pirelli 2005-2009 (MK5) 2.0T FSI*
- VW - Jetta 2006-2010 (MK5) 2.0T FSI*
- VW - Scirocco R 2008 2.0T FSI*
- Audi - S3 2006-2013 (8P) 2.0T FSI*
- Audi - A3 2006-2008 (MK2 - 8P) 2.0T FSI*
- Skoda - Octavia RS 2005-2008 2.0T FSI*
* This part is designed for the FSI engine only. This can easily be found on the engine cover of your 2.0T VW/Audi. It will clearly be stamped FSI (not TFSI).