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    Senior Member Three Rings jibatnes's Avatar
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    Late 2005 mod with 50k on it. First follower change for this car.






    Bad pictures, i know. Sorry :)

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    Nice. That doesn't even really need to be changed, but might as well. Better safe than sorry.

    JR
    05.5 A4 2.0T 6spd, REVO Stage 2+, stage 1 HPFPupgrade, Vast Stage 3 clutch, VMR test pipe, custom non-res 2.5" turbo back Techtonics exhaust, Borla mufflers, wastegate adjustment, TR6 FMIC, custom CAI, 034 catch can, snub, and MM, BKR7E, 145 bar prv, DW300 LPFP, evap canister delete, JHM SS, KW V1's, 19" V710's, ABT drilled/slotted rotors, Akebono pads, Podi boost gauge, 640 Mod, 20% tint, baby seat.

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    Established Member Two Rings whoosh's Avatar
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    My nephews 2006 A4 with 66k miles was checked yesterday and it was bad. Bringing it to the dealer next week!
    The older I get the faster I was.

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    2008, just over 75k, first change, the black wasnt



    New one:



    Corey - BSME

    08 A4 6MT, Quattro, VAST Stg1, JOM C/O's, 034 RSB, BFI Snub - 24.75" FTG, 255/35-18 V12's
    359awhp/K03

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    Senior Member Four Rings jrtrainor's Avatar
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    2010 A6 3.0T
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    52k apr stage 2 for last 8k, Metal was thin, to the point i could make it flex with my pinky finger and started to fracture from one of the four holes. all is well now with a shiny new part.


    B7 A4, GTX2867R 8.3:1 CR 2.149L motor Build

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  6. #406
    Senior Member Three Rings schmiesus's Avatar
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    .:Dubberz.com:.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings Tanner's Avatar
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    You have a damaged lobe.
    Mike

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    Senior Member Four Rings CorneliusRox's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanner View Post
    You have a damaged lobe.
    x2

    Corey - BSME

    08 A4 6MT, Quattro, VAST Stg1, JOM C/O's, 034 RSB, BFI Snub - 24.75" FTG, 255/35-18 V12's
    359awhp/K03

  9. #409
    Senior Member Four Rings jrtrainor's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanner View Post
    You have a damaged lobe.
    Who and how can you tell this?
    B7 A4, GTX2867R 8.3:1 CR 2.149L motor Build

    C5 Allroad 2.7TT

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  10. #410
    Senior Member Three Rings schmiesus's Avatar
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    i just had the cam shaft replaced. Now I'm pissed!
    2005.5 A4 Avant Auto - Stock
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    Senior Member Three Rings schmiesus's Avatar
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    Sent Audi the picture they're replacing the cam shaft on the 7th

    Thanks boys
    2005.5 A4 Avant Auto - Stock
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    Registered Member Four Rings Rodmar's Avatar
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    Here's a question without making a thread.....I'm at 64k miles, never changed it yet.....What would be some symptoms thats its time to get it changed? Car has been running sluggish lateley, sounds like the engines working harder too.....Prolly time to get it done, does that mean I just bring the TSB to the dealership and they take it out and replace for free? I mean I got no CEL, but I just feel like its gotta be time to change it....Maybe I'm being noobish and wrong in my stupid assumption...clear this idiot in the right direction please Ziners.
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    Senior Member Four Rings jrtrainor's Avatar
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    Just unplug the hpfp for a second run your car till code then take it in with everything reconnected and get yourself some freebies
    B7 A4, GTX2867R 8.3:1 CR 2.149L motor Build

    C5 Allroad 2.7TT

    C6 A6 3.0T

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    "Call him the Redneck mechanic with the beard of glory"

  14. #414
    Registered Member Four Rings Rodmar's Avatar
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    Seriously ?^^^^^^^
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    Veteran Member Four Rings jimrobbington's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodmar View Post
    Seriously ?^^^^^^^
    I don't know about all that, but, you should probably just check it yourself. You'll have a very hard time getting the dealer to check it with zero fault codes. But honestly, if you wait til you have fault codes, it's too late. This is kinda like the timing belt. It must be replaced BEFORE something goes wrong.
    05.5 A4 2.0T 6spd, REVO Stage 2+, stage 1 HPFPupgrade, Vast Stage 3 clutch, VMR test pipe, custom non-res 2.5" turbo back Techtonics exhaust, Borla mufflers, wastegate adjustment, TR6 FMIC, custom CAI, 034 catch can, snub, and MM, BKR7E, 145 bar prv, DW300 LPFP, evap canister delete, JHM SS, KW V1's, 19" V710's, ABT drilled/slotted rotors, Akebono pads, Podi boost gauge, 640 Mod, 20% tint, baby seat.

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    Registered Member Four Rings Rodmar's Avatar
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    I'll be honest im no tech, and am missin some key tools to check it lol.....i already feel overwhelmed, but I can gauruntee its gotta be time for change
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    Veteran Member Four Rings Tanner's Avatar
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    Rodmar... just go to the dealer, tell them that you want the HPFP checked, if it's deemed okay, you'll cover the labour/parts (might as well replace the cam follower at this point, call it preventative maintenance), however, if they find that there is damage to the lobe/HPFP, then the parts/labour will be handled under warranty. If you get this done at an independent shop and there is damage, keep all parts and then submit a warranty claim to AOA.
    Mike

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    Senior Member Four Rings jrtrainor's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodmar View Post
    Seriously ?^^^^^^^
    Why not. all your doing is unplugging a sensor, your car will begin to idle roughly and finally throw a code for the fuel pump. Forcing audi to open it up and check to see whats wrong. when they do if there is nothing wrong just pay them to put in a new cam follower which will cost you a couple bucks but labor is on them. IF and big IF there is something wrong they will extended warranty replace cam follower, cam and so on.

    Did this with a buddy who was interested in buying a used GTI from a private party, proposed the idea after we pulled the follower and discovered the destroyed cam lobe. Talked to the owner and we all agreed the logic was sound. Engine starved for fuel for a second tossed a code plugged it back in and of course the light disappears but the code is stored. Took it to local dealership and they replaced the cam and hpfp for free.

    now again this is just my .02 but it worked for us. worst case scenario they find nothing wrong and you pay to have them put a new cam follower in.

    But I'm just some dude on the internet don't trust me. I am in no way responsible for your car. You are! so I strongly suggest you do your own research. but this is how I solved a problem I was presented with. An idea not a guarantee.
    B7 A4, GTX2867R 8.3:1 CR 2.149L motor Build

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  19. #419
    Registered Member Four Rings Rodmar's Avatar
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    [QUOTE/]

    But I'm just some dude on the internet don't trust me.[/QUOTE]


    this HAHA
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    Senior Member Four Rings jrtrainor's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodmar View Post
    [QUOTE/]

    But I'm just some dude on the internet don't trust me.

    this HAHA[/QUOTE]

    It's true haha for all you know I'm a 9 year old with access to a computer. It pays to figure stuff out for yourself. Or at least challenge what is suggested to you.
    B7 A4, GTX2867R 8.3:1 CR 2.149L motor Build

    C5 Allroad 2.7TT

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    Registered Member Four Rings Rodmar's Avatar
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    which is why i asked if serious in hopes others would chime in lol......I don't wanna make mistakes costing $$$$$....
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    Senior Member Four Rings GA42.0T's Avatar
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    Jamie | 2008 2.0T FWD 6MT Brilliant Black S-like
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    Senior Member Three Rings A42007's Avatar
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    Just replaced mine, Chipped at 29K and now have 52K on the clock. I drive pretty hard, enough to have already gone through two axles! I expected it to be much worse. Better safe than sorry though.

    Also I am TIP, FWD

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    Also My Spark Plugs looked like shit so I changed those as well!
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    Veteran Member Three Rings
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    First follower used for 37k miles, stage 1 for 20k. 2nd follower used for 20k miles stage 2 for 7k.


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    Established Member Two Rings QuattroTi's Avatar
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    Wasn't getting any codes, did it for preventive maintenance.
    2008 A4 Quattro 6MT with ~65,500 miles on the clock; APR Stage 1 at ~50k and Stage 2 at ~55k. No banjo bolt so it was cake. Mobile 1 0w40 for the last 4 oil changes.


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    Senior Member Three Rings hpfpupgrade's Avatar
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    Nobody has made mention yet but we have an upgrade to the OEM cam follower.

    Here is the link:

    http://hpfpupgrade.com/Products/Show...e+Cam+Follower

    This is a huge upgrade over the OEM unit.

    Thanks,

    John
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    Veteran Member Four Rings Der König's Avatar
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    '06 a4 2.0T 6MTQ
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    Just replaced the cam follower finally while switching my hpfp for an APR one, first time doing it myself. Definitely need to do it more often, think this one had about 35-40k on it which is wayyy to much. Luckily no damage to the original fuel pump!

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  28. #428
    Established Member Two Rings king505's Avatar
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    2005.5 B7 A4 2.0T Q TIP
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    84,386miles, Stock, 2005.5, First time follower has been changed, was expecting much worse, happy there was not a hole when I changed this.

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  29. #429
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    At 198,000 km the car was running fine, but my cam follower was a mess. I was 6,000 km past Audi's warranty, so I contacted Audi Canada to show them that the damage clearly started before the last 6000 km. No dice. I swapped the fuel pump and cam follower, and gave it 7000 km before opening things up again. I assumed the cam lobe was damaged, but was surprised to see the second follower looked pretty good. I swapped it out anyway and gave it another 15,000 km. The third one came out a little more worn, but still had some decent thickness to it. I swapped it again this weekend, and will give the new one 20,000 km. That should be in about 4-5 months. The car is stock.

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    Established Member Two Rings brew_daugus's Avatar
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    FAQ: Official Thread for your Cam Follower(s).

    Just got around to finally looking at mine. Car is a 2006 A4, quattro, tiptronic, and has 74,000 mi. at time of replacement. I've owned it since 65,000 mi. and had no prior maintenance records...

    Looks pretty good, huh? Not at all what I was expecting to see. I replaced my coils and plugs at this time due to misfire issues, and I also changed the fuel filter.

    The day after I swapped followers the car threw a CEL and I about poo'd myself, but it was running awesome. phew, seemingly unrelated.

    P.S. That banjo bolt sucks

  31. #431
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    Just replace my cam follower for the first time. Its a 2008 with 77k miles on it. Its been APR stage 1 since 25k miles. Follower and pump are in perfect condition. Since I was in there I replaced it with the new one I had on the shelf.

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    Established Member Two Rings Kingzilla17's Avatar
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    Replaced mines yesterday. 72k and it looked decent. Was not that bad of a job. The bonjo bolt was actually pretty simple for me. I had a harder time removing the high pressure hose for some reason. Next time should be quicker. All liked good. I'll post a pic of the actual follower I took out in a few but here is the "wear"





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