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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mjr901, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. mjr901
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    mjr901 S3 Pollution Plus+ Edition

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    [Dec 5, 2012]
    Just been on the MkV Forum and they've got a thread about these 'cam followers'.

    thought Id share this picture, as it shows wear very nicely.

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    To view the actual thread, go here....Cam follower - you're all perverts!
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    Good find mjr901
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    Interesting reading. Bit paranoid now. Only 25k on the clock but I think I'll still get it done at next service.

    Cheers for the heads up :)
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    Are these usually only prone to going on mapped motors? I think I will change mine at my 40K service as it's a cheap part, will it be easy for an Indy to change this?

    Also can someone please add the part number for the S3 for cam follower in this thread?

    EDIT: This is the part number you need for an Audi OEM Cam Follower 06D 109 309C
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    Had mine done on my a3 2.0 tfsi at 68000 and the old one wasn't too worn changed it anyway, not a big job at all.
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    **update**

    Useful video on how to change one of these.

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    I was recently at AMD and they have seen a marked increase in cam follower failures on uprated engines ...
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    does this aply to tdi bkd engines?
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    Had my cam follower replaced after 50,000 km. 5000 km on stock, 35000 km on stage 1 apr and 10000 km on stage 2. Mine looked better than the safe one (one on left). Have not checked the new one. Been there for 10000 km on 2+. It all depends how u drive and how much boost u request on daily basis. Afterall it's the same whether u have stock or stage 3 if u nurse it and never request boost hard. But good post to remind people to check.
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    Quite right, never harms to check. If you have a modded engine with a high pressure fuel pump its worth checking more often as this puts more pressure on the follower and can wear it quicker
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    I change mine every oil service, its a cheap enough part and gives you piece of mind.
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    I'm gonna check mine next service which is due in 300kms (61,000km). I shall ask for pics from my mechanic.
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