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    1. Member najel's Avatar
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      04-27-2012 12:37 PM #36
      Sounds fair to me, especially from the dealer.
      Owning a VW is like having a hot girlfriend that's mentally unstable

    2. 04-27-2012 12:45 PM #37
      So the PCV replacement... I take it that the new part is "tougher" and will not spring a leak as easily?

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      04-27-2012 02:51 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Cranford803 View Post
      I wasn't aware they could check to see if they were prone to failure or not. Any pictures of the follower you removed? I'm in favor of changing anyways for as inexpensive as it is. I'm sure it has eased your mind a bit.
      Early model B6 was prone to failure, 2008 they made a change to the cam follower. Only way to check it I know of is to remove the HPFP and pull it out.

    4. 04-27-2012 03:32 PM #39
      I can't get my dealer to swap my cam follower to save my life. Impossible without a code. They talk me out of it all the time. " Dude, you got a warranty extension until 120K. I wouldn't worry about that. You got another 40k to go".

      Then when I say I may go to an independent shop to do it, then they are like " Why would you want to do that when VW has a warranty extension on it? And you don't want a non-dealer working on your car, etc, etc".

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      04-27-2012 04:57 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by joakim6945 View Post
      I can't get my dealer to swap my cam follower to save my life. Impossible without a code. They talk me out of it all the time. " Dude, you got a warranty extension until 120K. I wouldn't worry about that. You got another 40k to go".

      Then when I say I may go to an independent shop to do it, then they are like " Why would you want to do that when VW has a warranty extension on it? And you don't want a non-dealer working on your car, etc, etc".
      If you still have 40K left, why worry? Surely something will come up during that time if it does fail.

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      04-27-2012 05:25 PM #41
      I don't think that is a good philosophy. If you just wait for it to fail, first of all you don't know what reason they dig out then to deny the claim. That would be a costly repair. I could also imagine that they don't give you a new engine, but just a new camshaft and HPFP. In this case, you can't be certain that parts of the follower and failed camshaft are not still somewhere in the engine, waiting to become dislodged and destroy something else.
      Preventative maintenance is paramount.
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      04-27-2012 05:29 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by najel View Post
      I don't think that is a good philosophy. If you just wait for it to fail, first of all you don't know what reason they dig out then to deny the claim. That would be a costly repair. I could also imagine that they don't give you a new engine, but just a new camshaft and HPFP. In this case, you can't be certain that parts of the follower and failed camshaft are not still somewhere in the engine, waiting to become dislodged and destroy something else.
      Preventative maintenance is paramount.
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      04-27-2012 09:30 PM #43
      I'll try to take a few pics tomorrow. For now:

      It was smooth and flat and silver on the face. On the underside, there was a shiny spot about 3/16 inch in the center.

      Sound right?

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      04-28-2012 02:07 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by joakim6945 View Post
      Ok So I picked up the car yesterday. This is what I had done:

      New Timing Belt and other belts
      New Water Pump
      New Tensioner
      PVC valve recall
      Oil change, filter
      Air filter
      Mounted new tires (brought tires to dealer)
      Alignment

      Final cost: $1,034

      Good deal?
      That's not bad.

    10. 04-29-2012 12:19 PM #45
      wow, it is a good price from dealer, I can not image the dealer in my area can match that price.

      Is Changing timing belt very difficult on B6? If other VW shop can perform it correctly, I will try to find one , my B6 is 96k ....

    11. 05-04-2012 11:59 AM #46
      Ok so this may just be an illusion, but I feel like my car pulls harder after the timing belt change and PCV valve replacement. It is like I have more boost and the car feels "newer".
      Could it be possible that I could have had a small leak in my PCV valve all this time, or is it either broken or it isn't? No gray area like that I mean?

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      05-13-2012 04:04 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by joakim6945 View Post
      Ok So I picked up the car yesterday. This is what I had done:

      New Timing Belt and other belts
      New Water Pump
      New Tensioner
      PVC valve recall
      Oil change, filter
      Air filter
      Mounted new tires (brought tires to dealer)
      Alignment

      Final cost: $1,034

      Good deal?
      That is a good deal since I paid $1,084 just for the Timing Belt service without the air filter, mounting, and alignment. I also put off changing the belt until 109K miles. The PCV and Intake Flap campaigns were also done at this time.

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      05-17-2012 02:13 PM #48
      I just had the PCV done about a month ago (didn't notice much but was making a whistling sound). I swear it has better pickup off the line and i can hear the turbo spool up better???

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