How VW Parts Fail ~ 1.9 and 2.0 TDI CamShafts

Failing VW camshafts

Failing VW camshafts

You guys wanted more TDI content, you got it! Today we are back talking about more failing VW parts. This time we are looking at the camshaft failures on the 1.9 and 2.0 Pumpe Duse engines. This engine was in the Mk4 platform and the B5.5 platform. Failures were much more common on the 1.9l, but that may be pure numbers game.

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Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at

Join me today as we breakdown:

  • What is a Camshaft
  • How does a camshaft work
  • What is “lift and duration”?
  • How TDI camshafts fail
  • Symptoms of a failing VW camshaft
  • How to diagnose a failing VW camshaft
  • Is this a DIY repair?
  • Shout out to Apex-Tuning
  • and more

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As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.

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6 replies
  1. Noah
    Noah says:

    My wife has a pd tdi golf, and this is always my biggest fear.. I always run 505.01 oil with 10-13k intervals.. I’m debating switching to Rotella t6 with lower oci. What’s your opinion on Rotella?

  2. Jerry
    Jerry says:

    Where is the best place to get service information? I have had lots of trouble finding that for my 2004 Passat with the 2.0 TDI.


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