Why do I need to replace my camshaft in my VW Jetta?
All owners of high-mileage Volkswagen (VW) 2005-2009 Jetta models, including the TDI, will come to face the fact that their camshaft needs to be replaced at some point. It depends on the what kind of oil has been used in the car and for how long. The incorrect type will cause the cam lobes to wear faster and causes the lifters to become warped.
When did the VW Jetta TDI come out?
We’re going to talk about a 2006 VW Jetta, a TDI. This is a unique kind of version of this vehicle that was only available in 2006, I think. Is that right?
How does fuel injection work in a VW Jetta?
The fuel injection system in this engine uses an actual injector that’s driven from the cam shaft and the high pressure fuel is actually delivered into each injector from the cam shaft. There’s an extreme amount of pressure on the cam shafts that isn’t present in a lot of other engines.
Are there camshaft lobe lifters on an Audi TDI?
A common problem in VW and Audi TDI with pumpe duse TDI engines (PD) are worn camshaft lobes, lifters (camshaft followers), and bearings. If you have a 2004-2005 VW Passat TDI (BHW), 2004-2005 Jetta (BEW), 2004-2006 Golf, New Beetle (BEW), 2005.5-2006 Jetta (BRM), or V10 Touareg TDI, you have a PD engine.
Can a camshaft lobe be replaced on a Passat?
Introduction Here are DIY instructions on how to replace a camshaft with worn lobes on your PD pumpe duse TDI engine in Jetta TDI, Golf, New Beetle, or Passat TDI. You also have to repair bad or broken lifters during this replacement procedure.
What kind of lifters does a VW Audi use?
VW installed a mix of black nitrided hardened lifters and chrome non nitrided lifters across model years. VW probably recognized there was a problem and changed the lifters. Some engines have half black and half chrome lifters because they tried to cheap out. All replacement lifters should be black.
How much does a VW camshaft kit cost?
There are other brands, but the specification should be any of the following: 505.01, 506.01, 507.00, 502.00. Unsteady or rough idling and excessive smoke are early signs of worn cam lobes. The VW camshaft kit cost $700. If you have a mechanic do it, the bill will be around $1200. The following procedure is used by most VW mechanics.
When did the Volkswagen Passat get a facelift?
The range received a facelift in 1977 (launched 1978 outside Europe) with revised interior and revised exterior with repositioned indicators and depending on model, either four round or two rectangular headlights. In North America, the car was marketed as the Volkswagen Dasher.
What kind of suspension does a Volkswagen Passat have?
It had a MacPherson strut front suspension with a solid axle / coil spring setup at the rear. The SOHC 1.5-litre was enlarged to 1.6-litre in August 1975 with unchanged power ratings and slightly higher torque ratings.
Can a bad camshaft sensor shut down an engine?
Without this information, the engine would not be able to function properly. Over time, the camshaft position sensor can fail, or become worn down, due to accidents or normal wear and tear. There are a few warning signs to watch out for before your camshaft position sensor completely fails and shuts down the engine, making replacement a necessity.
What kind of oil does a VW camshaft use?
The correct type of oil for a VW camshaft is synthetic of 5w40; this is especially true for the TDI (diesel) model. A typical brand is Mobil1. There are other brands, but the specification should be any of the following: 505.01, 506.01, 507.00, 502.00. Unsteady or rough idling and excessive smoke are early signs of worn cam lobes.
What kind of camshafts does a VW Audi use?
(optional performance camshafts)- These genuine Colt cams are made from custom billets from Germany. They are made of harder material than the oem VW camshafts and are not reground camshafts. The links below are to Kermatdi, the exclusive US distributor of Colt camshafts and include a 300,000 mile warranty.