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Discussion in 'Leon Mk2' started by Al, Jun 4, 2008.
how much should a garage charge to change the cam follower?
Not a great deal if they're a decent place as it only takes 20 minutes!
ball park figure including supply and fit? £100?
It's £26 from Dave @ Sere - fit it yourself!
+1! Plenty of 'how to's' kicking about too. I'm not got a clue about anything like this and even I managed to do it in 20 minutes!
changing air filters and batteries for me is fine...i poo my pants messing with the engine block so i would rather a proffesional do it..
Just read most of this and think ill give mine a check soon as my FRs on 64,000 and i dont know if its been done before or not :/
well im checking i may aswell change the cam follower anyway, what is the part number i need and how much is it?
if i replace it with a newer one are they stronger and this means it wont need to be checked again?
I'm in exactly the same position buddy, but at 63k lemme know where you get it done and cost as you're not a million miles away from me!
Ok mate will do if i can get the right part then ill get my mate to take a look at it when my lowering springs are put on and replace it while im at it lol, i just wanted know if it fixes the problem for the future really, hopefully mine and yours are ok seen as theyre on high mileage but suppose they could of been replaced already a while back maybe
reading through this, one of the tell tale signs is hesitation to accelerate which I dont have any problems with!
I have a sticker in my boot but that could mean it had the coilpack recall!
Thought that only applied to the diesel FRs?? what does the sticker look like, take a pic if you can
It'd just a dealer sticker but it looks relatively new compared to the boot sticker for the engine codes etc...il get a picture when I get in
Heres a good video showing how to replace the follower so thought id put it in here
That's exactly how I found out my cam follower was shot to shit and I now need a new camshaft .
The car would accelerate, then all of a sudden it would stop then would lose speed....then all of a sudden it would pick up and throw me back again. That's when I thought 'oh shit' - got it checked, cam follower had a lovely big whole in it and had allowed the fuel pump rod to score into the camshaft..
A couple of people have asked if this ever got resolved but nobody seemed to answer, I was just wondering if anybody now knows if this is still an issue that needs to be closely monitored, I'm curious as I'm looking at a 2010 LCR and just want to know if this is something I should be checking or if it is now a thing of the past?
Not a massive issue, just get it done at the annual service time, the part is only £20. Every time mine has been replaced theres been very little to know signs of wear. Its mainly on the very early Fr and GTI's with the cam A, all the newer cars were fitted with cam B's.
Its not an issue at all in my eyes, unless it goes unchecked for 80k miles.
Awesome, thanks dude.
I will get them to check/change it before I collect the car then I think
picked up a 2008 57 plate leon fr tfsi its on 86k miles full seat service history should i just replace the part to be safe as not sure if done or not?
whats the difference between cam A and B??
Has anyone got the BYD engine in their Cupra or heard anything about them?