Monthly Archives: March 2014

Worn Camshafts

Camshaft profilesMk4 Golf 1.9 TDI came to us with a lack of power and slight tapping noise from the engine.

Upon investigation we discovered the cam was severly worn causing loss of power and the tappet had worn through on cylinder 1 causing the tapping noise.

Camshaft Profiles 2We stripped down the engine as the worn cam caused metal particales to be present in the oil.

The engine was fully flushed for all contaminated oil and inspected thoroughly for metal particales.

Hydraulic TappetThe oil cooler was also replaced as this can collect metal particales which cannot be flushed out.

If you suffer from a lack of power and a tapping noise from your engine, please get in contact immediately as this fault can cause severe engine damage.