VW Audi 2.0T FSI Cam Follower and Camshaft Wear problems

June 4, 2015

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The 2.0T FSI Cam Follower

The FSI uses direct injection which requires a mechanical high pressure fuel pump to reach pressures that high (upwards of 1800 PSI).  The Cam follower serves as the barrier between the high pressure fuel pump and the Camshaft lobe that drives that pump.  What happens with this is the Cam Follower will periodically wear.  There is a wide debate as to why, which ranges from fuel pump modifications to oil change intervals to quality of the oil used (make sure the oil you use meets VW 502 00 spec).  What many VW or Audi enthusiasts have done is decided to check this as a part of regular maintenance on the vehicle, and replace the cam follower if it shows signs of wear.


FSI Camshaft and Follower


If your cam follower does wear all the way through you can expect damage to the FSI Intake Cam Shaft, the FSI High Pressure Fuel Pump, and the FSI Cam Follower.  This can be a very costly bill and should be avoided at all cost. From what we know most vigilant FSI owners check their cam follower every 10-20k miles, depending on the owner.


Fault Codes that could be related to a bad Cam Follower (You should always check the follower first if you have one of these faults DIY below.)

P0087 – Fuel Rail/System Pressure Too Low – Intermittent

P1093 – Bank 1; Fuel Measuring System 2: Malfunction

P2293 – Fuel Pressure Regulator Valve (N276): Mechanical Malfunction


Find the OEM VW/Audi FSI Cam Follower 06D109309C HERE

2.0t FSI Cam Follower


Find a less Epensive Alternative Cam Follower for 2.0t FSI VW and Audi 06D109309C

2.0t FSI Cam Follower INA


2.0t FSI Updated Camshaft 06F109101J

2.0T FSI Updated Intake Cam 06F109101J


2.0t FSI High Pressure Fuel Pump 06F127025M

2.0t FSI High Pressure Fuel Pump HPFP


A great video that shows you how these parts fail and what to look out for.


Cam Shaft Failure or Wear on 2.0t FSI engines

The intake camshaft on the VW and Audi FSI engine drives the high pressure fuel pump.  There was an issue with the earlier revisions of this camshaft where the lobe that drives the fuel pump would wear prematurely.  There is speculation that the metal on the cam was too soft, but we don’t have any further facts on that.  What we can tell you is there have been multiple revisions to that part.  The original version of that intake cam was part number 06F-109-101-A or 06F109101A.  After sometime when it was clear there was an issue with this part they came out with a revision part number 06F-109-101-B or 06F109101B.  A short time ago the revision B was replaced by 06F-109-101-J.  Most times when people find this info out they want to know what is different about the “J” vs the “B”.  Unfortunately no one can answer that question, as VW and Audi doesn’t disclose what is changed on any part number revision.

The important part to know is that if you are replacing your camshaft you are getting the most current version available.  Found Here 2.0T FSI Intake Camshaft Rev J 06F109101J


How to check the Cam Follower on a 2.0T FSI engine

Paul Barrett


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on VW Audi 2.0T FSI Cam Follower and Camshaft Wear problems.
  1. eddie

    Hi Charles great video,Charles i started getting a cel light it had to do with fuel pressure i decided at 60,000 miles to insp the cam follower and yes it had a hole but the cam follower still had the 4 corners it was not a complete hole i decided to replace the hpfp and the cam follower i insp the cam shaft lobe for a scratches but has you know they are 3 sides on the lobe,but anyway the car is running fine i,am going to install the stud mounts
    kit,Charles my question is if i have a damage camshaft how will i know or what are the troubleshooting procedures like i said car is running fine at stage 2 i have not done the HPFP upgrade by APR because everything is related to that cam follower anyway thanks, Vw Mk5 Gti Bpy owner with no warranty.

    • Paul Barrett

      If you are looking to speak with Charles you might want to contact him on his page, but as far as your issue. Since you have all new other parts if you continue to have fuel related problems, they will likely be due to a damaged cam. This can be visually inspected for damage to verify. If it is found to be damaged it should be replaced.

  2. Chris

    Hello I need some answers about the latest info. 2015-2016 2.0 T camshaft failure. Lobe shearing off. I have a 2015 GLI SEL. Scared to drive it. Your thoughts please. Thank you.

  3. tommy

    Is this relating to code P0011? I have spent 3 days trying to figure out what the problem is before taking it in tomorrow. Thanks! btw i have a CEL on 2008 passat 2.0t fsi. Bone stock.

  4. cody

    whats a good vagcom for 2008 gti

  5. Thomas

    I am getting the error P0087 – Fuel Rail/System Pressure Too Low – Intermittent and so far I have replaced

    Cam follower was replace by my mechanice as I didn’t have the tools for it and he said the Camshaft was fine.
    LPFP in the tank – 1K0919050AB
    The Control Module connected to the LPFP – 1T0906093G
    Low Presure sensor – 06E906051K

    the only other part I can think of changing HPFP, the current one is not damaged in anyway so I don’t believe I need to replace this.

    So any other ideas what it could be?

  6. Thomas

    I post a comment yesterday regarding this issue and what parts I replaced.

    Was it deleted or what happened to it as I can’t see it now?

    Just wanted some feedback.

    • Paul Barrett

      All comments wait for approval before posting. Unfortunately we get a ton of comments from spammers

  7. Adrian Driver

    I have a 2007 Passat 2.0T. I had this issue while driving. I am the second owner and it had 161K miles on it when it happened. I did not know this was something to regularly check.

    My mechanic is getting in a used lower mileage engine to replace mine. Should I have him swap out the camshaft with the updated version to hopefully prevent issues later?

    • Paul Barrett

      Its not a bad idea as the parts have been updated but you should at least check them.

  8. |

    Thank you so much for the videos on the camshaft / cam follower & related parts. Very informative & invaluable preparation prior to visit to the dealer to discuss issues w/my ’08 VW Jetta (2.0T FSI)

    I am definitely getting the CAM follower replaced as part of my 60k service interval. Your videos were *hands down* the best I have found for understanding how my car works and what issues owners may experience. It is very helpful to be able to see the work being done with the matter of fact explanations. I can’t thank you enough for producing quality content like this.

  9. BKF

    Thanks for your forum. Very informative.

    We just bought a 2007 EOS TFSI with 101,000 miles. Per your advice and info, I ordered an HPFP/Cam follower from DAP and replaced them last night. Pretty easy job on the EOS. (Looks to be a bit of a chore on the longitudinal Audi’s.)

    QUESTION: Are there any initialization procedures that I need to do after removing the battery for a couple of hours? Are there any things to look for as warning signs that I didn’t do the HPFP swap 100% correctly? (Seems to be running great – no CEL or other lights.)

    QUESTION: Should I plan on replacing the timing belt as well? Is this an easy/medium/hard DIY?

    Thanks again for your info and help.

  10. Erick O

    I have a 2007 Audi A3 2.0t FSI that experienced the cam follower failure. After some battles w Audi it was replaced and fixed and the recall was released shortly after. Unfortunately my car suffered another cam follower failure. After 100k and it was promptly replaced. However it did leave a scuff on the lobe. We have since inspected the new cam follower and after 25k does not show wear BUT the cam is making more noise than ever before. My mechanic recommends to replace the cam soon. I plan to do that as I gather funds. But I am curious as to how much more will the cam last. Budget is very very tight at the moment but this car is a very important mode of transportation. Your thoughts?

  11. Denis Violet

    Are you able to tell me when the problem with the ‘Cam follower wearing through prematurely’ became known in the public domain. When was the updated ‘J’ version of the cam shaft first available to order.
    Thanks to your website I now know I have to be diligent about checking and replacing the cam follower as part of the maintenance schedule.
    Thank you so much.

  12. Ted

    Hey Paul,

    I have a 12′ Golf R with 55k miles on it and is completely stock. I’m shopping for a cam follower and I’d like to know which follower you believe is the highest quality part. I stumbled across a company that offers a re-engineered follower with a chrome coated wear surface. Do you know anything about this mfg and/or its follower? If so, do you have any feedback on its redesigned part? Thank you.

  13. Chris F

    Great site. Love the info. Bought my son a 2006 GLI 2.0 FSI turbo. Was diagnosed at local VW repair with CAM Follower, HPFP and Camshaft replacement needed. Walking the fine line between value of car and value to repair (’06, less then 70,000 on it, body in excellent shape, only other issue is AC). Quoted estimate was $5,700.

    My choice at this point is to replace the Cam follower and pump myself. What am i risking by not changing the camshaft? How can I tell how much damage the lobe has?

    Look for my parts order shortly.

    Thanks in advance for your input.


  14. Kelly

    Great DIY video on the high pressure pump r&r.
    Just a couple things you guys should come up with and add to your stud kit that would make this job safer and a little easier.
    – a schrader valve cap that has a small hose attached to it that would allow you to remove the high pressure into a container without your hand so close to the pressure coming out, check out what high pressure injection on a persons hand looks like, very bad.
    – a different banjo bolt for the fuel line, one with a six or twelve sided external hex,

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