2005 T5 are these tappets and camshaft lobes worn out?

Discussion in 'General Diesel Discussion' started by goodfidelity, Oct 22, 2017.


Are these parts shown in images damaged and need repair?

  1. Yes, all worn out and need repair now.

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  2. Worn, but you can keep driving and fix later.

  3. No, this is normal wear and will not affect performance of engine or cause harm.

  1. goodfidelity

    goodfidelity New Member

    Aug 24, 2017
    VW T5 1.9 TDI 105
    I have been reading alot about the camshaft problems on the VW 1.9 TDI PD.

    I have a 2005 model (european) AXB VW T5.

    When the car has not been used for some time, (2-4 days) it has a loud klappering "diesel sound" that goes away after 10-20minutes of running.

    The car has 240.000 Km on the clock. Full service history with proper oil. Long life service and very long interval ( sometimes 35000 km between oil change). Now running with 10000 interval on oilchange.

    Opened up the valvecover today, and rotated the cam to see all the lobes. (lifted car, put 5th gear and turned one wheel to rotate engine).

    Is this normal, worn or ready for new camshaft and tappets?

    Please vote if you like, so that other users later can have an idea from this post.



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