haha thanks bud
well popped to the garage last night, jumped in the car to leave and it took a few cranks to start which was odd, as i pulled off there was no power what so ever, felt like it was in limp. pulled over popped the bonnet and had a browse, everything seemed in order. turned off and restarted - still no good, so i nursed it home ~ 1 mile
got up this morning and decided i'd check the HPFP first, popped the pump off and pullet the tappet out and was greeted with this....
the middle one came out of the car and was brand new rom Audi 5k miles ago, the one on the right was in the car when i got it and was distorted and cracked, the one on the left was removed from car running stock pump and covered 11k
i inspected the camshaft pump lobe, seems a little worn but it's not scored
while i was in the bay i made up a stainless bracket and mounted my catch can
took it around the block and all seems to be running well again, i'll order another tapped and keep one spare and check at 3k intervals.
i think i'll invest in an S3 intake camshaft in the next couple of months to ease my mind a little
also hoping my ally welder will be back to work after the christmas / new year break so i can get my pipework sorted