This problem is widespread and chronic: Cam Followers for the high pressure fuel pump in FSI engines are prone to wear. Savvy FSI owners periodically pull the pump and check the follower to avoid costly fuel pump and camshaft damage.
Symptoms of advanced Cam Followeritis include loss of power, rough running, and an illuminated check engine light.
To help you understand and mitigate the problem, check out the photos which demonstrates the various stages of the Cam Followers lifespan.
Cam Followers are recommended to be inspected every 15,000kms. They’re affordable to change and can be the cause of a pricey engine overhaul if it’s overlooked.
The following 2.0T vehicles will have a Fuel Pump Cam Follower as standard:
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