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cam follower replacement help. pics.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by JJ.Foulds, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    so i went to replace my cam follower today, this being the first mechanical thing iv ever done on a car in reality, i came to a halt.
    So i read thru the guides and the video and my fuel pump differed from the shown one, (05, 2.0TFSI)

    So i got stuck taking this pipe off... you can see the spanner on it.
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    you can see where i have the spanner on it (with a screwdriver coming from the top), but cannot undo this at all, and i dont want to pull on the fuel pump incase the pipes snap!

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    Any idea's?
     
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  3. LEE69

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    I'd have said on the lowest point is where you undo it it there no allen key slot underneath? Try and feel with your finger, no expert myself.
     
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    Yeah looks like a banjo fitment to me, so as Lee says check underneath.
     
  5. MrLapou

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    Yip looks like banjo, which will have either hex or spline female fitting on the end. Use a mirror to have a look.
    Be careful not to loose the washer.


     
  6. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    i will go check now, to see what i can feel

    thanks guys!
     
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    "Use a mirror to have a look"

    "I will go check now, to see what I can feel"


    Never, never, scan read this forum. I had to read the thread again slowly.

    I thought I clicked on the wrong forum for a moment! :)
     
  8. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    ok the engine is hot, so will have to leave it till tomorrow. and i will get back to you all :D
     
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    Yes you need to undo the bolt from underneath, pain to get to.
    Mine is the same, I think it should be a triple square M8 that you need, sort of like a 12 sided torx bit
     
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    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    i deffo dont have anything that looks like that in my tool kit, do u have a link to what you mean?
     
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    Google XZN Triple Square

    (Triple Square is different to Spline, which is typically 12 point hex)
     
  12. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    oh my. do you think i could just twist it with pliers? lol

    JJ
     
  13. MrLapou

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    NO !!!!! Also needs a good nip to do it up.


     

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