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Piston Slap: A hotter cam for the dirty diesel?

Jon writes:

Do you know which would be the best replacement camshaft for the BRM engine in my 2006 VW Jetta TDI?  I’ve been told that in 2005–06 VW camshaft suppliers had bad steel in some. I have done oil samples since the car was brand new. I will see on the next sample at 7500 miles. The car has about 162,000 on it. It’s mostly stock; I have a G-force chip added 10 years ago, which I love: It picked up 5 mpg with it; I get 39 mpg (A/C off) in the city!


Sajeev answers:

Now hold on a second!  You don’t need to change a BRM camshaft because it might fail ...


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Intermediate Driver

Well said. In other words 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

Community Manager

Thank you!  Honestly, I should be that brief in my assessment.