Just wanted to drop a line and let everyone know how much I appreciate your help. My son bought a 2004 Jetta TDI and after I found out about the cam issues, it was to late. He drove it for 6 months or so when it started skipping and set a cam code. When I took the valve cover off, the cam was bad and the lifter was missing. Long story short, it had ate a valve and holed a piston (and took out an injector). So after reading up on it via this form, I decided to work on it myself. Even though I've referred to a lot of post from different folks on this form, one name kept popping up..."frank06". I ended up contacting him directly and I can honestly say I would not have completed this task without him. He supplied me with an engine and even though I live in NC, he talked me through every problem I had. He ALWAYS accepted my call regardless of the time or day. I finally got it back down on the ground last night and ready to put it back in action. I still have an engine code but I'm hoping it's just something that needs programming or a wire that's disconnected. It seems to run extraordinarily well to be anything major (crossing fingers). So THANKS to all of you and especially Frank!! Bill E.