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Cam replacement V10

Hi I知 new to following the forum and have loved my V10 since 2011. The dealer tells me the cam has excessive wear even though I always changed the oil on time and used the correct oil. I need the contact info for a good V10 mechanic who has experience in replacing the cams and possibly rebuilding the entire engine. We love this car
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You will find lots of info on this forum about the cams. I have the V8, but the cam wear is a normal side effect of the specific high pressure diesel design of the V10. I am not apologetic of VW, for they have done much evil, but in this case it is the nature of the (engine) beast.

That being said...
1. Always do V10 oil changes with the correct spec oil and never go beyond the recommended change interval.
2. There are many people who have put in new cams. My current understanding is that it can be done without pulling the engine.
3. A recent post had a supplier for V10 cams. You might want to look that one up.
4. A forum poster from France did a complete 100% rebuild on a V10. You must look that post up if you have any interest in the V10 internals. Many many pics.
5. Owing a V10 is like dating a Supermodel. It will be both a high point of your life and one of the most expensive parts of your life.

You have one of the best engines ever to be put in a passenger vehicle. Enjoy it.
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Look up the member called Frex for the rebuild thread and photos.

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Hi I知 new to following the forum and have loved my V10 since 2011. The dealer tells me the cam has excessive wear even though I always changed the oil on time and used the correct oil. I need the contact info for a good V10 mechanic who has experience in replacing the cams and possibly rebuilding the entire engine. We love this car
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Where are you located?

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If you want to travel to central PA there is an excellent V10 mechanic there that I can put you in touch with. He rebuilt multiple V10s last year.

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Sounds like someone we need to consult. Please send me his contact info
Thank you for the quick response
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Near Lexington Ky. Thanks for responding
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If you want to travel to central PA there is an excellent V10 mechanic there that I can put you in touch with. He rebuilt multiple V10s last year.
I can't send PMs yet - can you post his information here?

Thanks in advance!!
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www.germandieselmotorwerks.com/
Talk to Les or Ryan
Like their name says - all they work on are German Diesel vehicles and they have lots of experience and knowledge on the VW V10s
It's a 4 hour one way drive for me and they are well worth it compared to having some wrench figure things out on your car after multiple tries

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Hi I知 new to following the forum and have loved my V10 since 2011. The dealer tells me the cam has excessive wear even though I always changed the oil on time and used the correct oil. I need the contact info for a good V10 mechanic who has experience in replacing the cams and possibly rebuilding the entire engine. We love this car
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You may or may not have cam wear. I NEVER trust a dealer's diagnosis on something like this. You CAN, and should, have a used oil analysis done by someone like Blackstone labs to confirm/deny the dealer's opinion. The UOA should cost less than $50. Use a MityVac pump to pull the 2 oz sample up the dipstick tube. If the sample shows abnormally high iron you probably have cam wear. Blackstone has a HUGH data base of many engine designs and can advise what is 'normal' and what is not.

The fact that you have faithfully used the correct oil does not necessarily assure you that a previous owner (you have owned the car only since 2011) used the correct oil. Many seem to think that 'oil is oil' and that's that! Just ONCE with the wrong oil is enough to begin the wear cycle.
STAY AWAY from the instant oil change places (Oil Can Henry's etc) you will NEVER get the right oil there.

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