Redesigned Cam Adjuster????
I keep hearing references of VW's replacement cam adjusters for the W8 having a redesign to stop all the failures...NOT!!
Read how many people are on their second set of adjusters. My car was brought in for the adjusters for the 2nd time and now it has a NEW engine.
VWoA sent a tech down twice for this last cam adjuster replacement and I got to speak with him. He told me that there is no difference between the replacement adjuster and the original. The problem is not with the adjuster. The problem is the motor. The screen in the adjuster fails because it gets clogged with metal fines from the engine. The oil pressure from the engine is enough to blow a hole through the adjuster and then there is a large mass of metal fines and metal screen particals that get lodged inside the came adjuster and causes it to fail. There is no fix. That's why there has been no recall. VW can not fix this problem. The only viable fix would be to replace the entire engine with something equivelent and there isn't anything close except the 3.2L V6 from the Audi.
Modified by un4givun2 at 11:12 AM 12-7-2008