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Hole in cam - metal shavings

Long story short, 2003 vw jetta tdi lost power and stopped when getting on the highway. Found out I needed to change timing belt and serpentine belt. And when I got in there I found a hole in cam, there are metal shavings all about and the lifters appear to be locked up. Any idea what could have caused this and it will take and cost to get it fixed?

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If your cambelt slipped or broke you have got bent valves which you will need to take the head off to do,if its the pd engine it is common for the cams to wear but you normally lose power and the engine is very noisey,changing the cams and the hydraulic tappets will cure this problem

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