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Have the chance to buy one but seller has said theres a problem with the engine now thinks it could be a worn lobe on the camshaft or a broken follower its still running but lumpy because its of a cylinder.is this an easy fixs and what costs thanks

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Only buy it if you don't mind an engine change or an engine rebuild.
He and you don't know what is wrong with the missing cylinder at this time....so go with the worst it could be.
If it's a minor thing.......all the better for you.

But ...why not have it looked at before purchase so everyone knows whats up with it and what it WILL cost to repair.

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the key is your statement that the noise is worse when starting up
Cam shaft noise will be constant with rpms but lifter noise will decrease as the oil pressure builds up
At the klms you state , it is time for a hydraulic lifters set to be removed and have a leak down test done as they will be showing signs of wear
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What cause tick tick noise in my cylinder head,funny part when I drive& apply clutch the noise disapear.(Ford bantam 1.8diesel endura de) do I need to change oil or bent valves? Pls help


A ticking noise in the cylinder head area is usually associated with the camshaft/followers, which may be worn.
Here's a couple if images: cause-tick-tick-noise-in-cylinder-drn4r4jcf5cpqfgonvky3zim-5-0.jpg The lobe of the camshaft wears - becomes 'rounded'

cause-tick-tick-noise-in-cylinder-drn4r4jcf5cpqfgonvky3zim-5-1.jpg The cam follower - what the camshaft pushes against to open and close the valves - can become worn.. 'dished' at the top.

It is unlikely you will have to change any valves, unless of course there is wear/damage.

The reason why the tick noise disappears when you are driving is because oil is getting pumped up to the camshaft area, between the cam lobe and the follower and acting as a 'cushion'.

A vehicle that has hydraulic lifters.. they control valve clearances by using oil. Like conventional cam followers, they can wear.

Changing your oil won't cure any wear. You could try using a valve train additive to try and quieten things down.


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Hydraulic lifter:
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I would check with the service agent as I seriously doubt that cam shafts would be discontinued items
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Below is TSB from VW on your problem...a common one.


Technical Product Literature Transaction No.: 2015153/1
MIL ON, DTC P0087, P1093 or P2293 Stored in ECM Fault Memory Release date: Jun 29, 2007
Condition
15 07 04 June 29, 2007 2015153
MIL ON, DTC P0087, P1093 or P2293 Stored in ECM Fault Memory
MIL ON with the following DTCs may be stored in ECM fault memory:
DTC Description
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P2293 Fuel Pressure Regulator 2 Performance

Technical Background
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The wear on the camshaft lobe can also lead to wear on the base of the high pressure fuel pump cam follower.
Production Solution
Increase surface hardening of camshaft lobe for the high pressure fuel pump
Improved intake camshafts have Part No. 06F109101B.
Service

• Remove the high pressure fuel pump and visually inspect:
1. Base surface of the cam follower -6- in contact with the camshaft lobe.
2. Tip of the high pressure fuel pump plunger.
3. High pressure fuel pump camshaft lobe.

If the base of the cam shaft follower looks like -C- or -D-, no excessive wear is present.
Cam follower and camshaft should not be replaced.
If the cam follower base surface is excessively worn so that its surface is concave -B- or missing -A-, inspect the intake cam shaft lobe for wear.

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If the high pressure fuel pump camshaft lobe shows excessive wear, replace the intake camshaft with Part No. 06F109101B and the cam follower with Part No. 06D109309C, see Group 15 Engine - Cylinder head, Valvetrain in ElsaWeb.

Inspect the tip of the high pressure fuel pump plunger for excessive wear.
If excessive wear is found the high pressure pump must also be replaced, see Group 20 Fuel supply in ElsaWeb.
Tip:
High pressure fuel pump plunger damage is only possible if the cam follower base has a hole in it and the plunger tip has come in direct contact with the camshaft lobe.
If no excessive wear can be found in the high pressure fuel pump cam follower or intake camshaft lobe, or if the damage is found in camshafts with part number 06F 109 101 B, create a Technical Assistance Contact Ticket under the Concern Type Engine and Engine Electronics in ElsaWeb.
Attach the complete diagnostic log to the contact, and call the VW Technical Assistance Center for further assistance.

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Part Identifier: 1505
Damage Code: 1505 18 _ _ _* 2
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Claim Comment: Input "As per Technical Bulletin 2015153" in comment section of Warranty Claim.

* Code per warranty vendor code policy.
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