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Change in design of TFSi engine. Important issue with fuel pump and engine wear

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2' started by Al, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. CupraSport

    CupraSport Full Member

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    They checked it as part of the service and did not charge me extra. However not all dealers are the same so I'd ask them.
     
  2. leon_2009

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    i have change my cam shaft and cam falwer ok
    but what it happen after that the car after 10 m or 20 m or after it get very hot at the speed or high rpm the car stop in rpm 4 after 5 m it cmoe normal also there is fult code FUEL PERSURE TOO LOW so many pepole told me that from the fuel bump intank that it comer under the seet because the apr fuel pump need more fuel and the rear pump did not give enaghf fuel to front pump

    i will change the rear one from apr after 3 days and i will wait what happen

    note: if u do not understand my reply in what happen in my car i am sorry because i am arabic and my e is not very good to understand
     
  3. DaveysFR

    DaveysFR Senior Member

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    Heres some Pics I took of my old cam follower and cam shaft lobe taken last Saturday. Thanks to Davey (seremotors for getting me the new follower)

    Old follower on the left, new on the right.
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    As you can see very little wear for a follower that has covered 16.5k in two years. The car is standard and has no remap at this stage. As I had the pump off, I replaced the follower with a new one just as a precaution.

    Cam shaft lobe.
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    Again no visible wear on lobe of cam.

    I will check the new follower and update this thread every ten thousand miles.
     
  4. uzzy

    uzzy Run In!

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    I took my TFSI FR in for a service today and asked them to check this - I printed out the VW maintenance sheet and gave it to them.

    The receptionist said they would check it. Went to pick it up and she said there was no fault found on the computer... I said this was a physical wear thing and wouldn't be indicated on the computer to a blank response.... WTF is going on in the world!!!

    How hard it is to check myself - honestly?
     
  5. chrisboyle999

    chrisboyle999 MFD3 for sale, inbox me.

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    there is one word in your post that explains what went wrong......'she'.

    its not too difficult to do yourself, just remember to bleed off the fuel pressure first.
     
  6. The Smigger

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    My TFSI FR is a 06 plate, does this mean it is high priority to have its cam follower/cam shaft checked?
    Not really liking what I am reading here, and as i am a bit of a DIY Mong i would have to take it to a SEAT garage, which sounds expensive, Dammit!
    Also do this have to be done by a SEAT/VW/AUDI garage or can it be done elsewhere?

    cheers
     
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  7. ste-lfc

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    Some dealers will check this free at service,others charge about £35,the most i was quoted was £90,which was just silly............
     
  8. bqd

    bqd need some chocolate

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    cam follower after first 25.000km ... stock map...
    [​IMG]

    Seat importer for Serbia doesn't recognizes this as warranty covered so my dealer
    only charged me for new (06D 109 309 C) follower around 20EUR and labor for free
    after they seen condition of old follower admitting that this is clearly factory fault...
     
  9. It is about ten minutes to check this, its very easy:yes:
     
  10. Igor23

    Igor23 Growing old disgracefully

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    Changed mine when the suspension tweaks were fitted, 23.5k, 11k on stage 2+:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. warren_cox

    warren_cox Back from the dead

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    Are you running an aftermarket HPFP Igor?

    If so, do these still utilise a stock cam follower which we can replace with OEM parts?
     
  12. Al

    Al Senior Member

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    Bob is running an Autotech pump. As far as I know, all pump upgrades still utilise the OEM follower.
     
  13. warren_cox

    warren_cox Back from the dead

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    thanks, need to heck mine soonish
     
  14. Al

    Al Senior Member

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    :yes:

    Blades was worse than bobs after half the mileage going by the pictures they both posted.
     
  15. Poverty

    Poverty Guest

    :headhurt:

    gonna go check mine now
     
  16. Poverty

    Poverty Guest

    my follower at just over 10,000 miles

    [​IMG]
     
  17. warren_cox

    warren_cox Back from the dead

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    They all seem to wear quite differently.

    I'm going to get mine changed in January 2010 just to make sure all is OK.
     
  18. robjnr

    robjnr 258 spanish donkeys

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    How can i check this? What do i need to do?
     
  19. Poverty

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  20. warren_cox

    warren_cox Back from the dead

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    Just ordered a new cam lobe from JKM for £20 to keep as a spare in case when I check it at the weekend I find any damage.

    Recently I've been getting a noticeable metallic ticking noise under heavy acceleration (not all the time) and have been wondering if it is fuel pump related.

    Never a dull moment with these cars, last week it was PCV related issues, this week fuel pump, and next week...
     

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