I hope there is a less expensive solution in the works than the h2sport one ($500)Yeah it is the low point of the FSI motor but the good news is that you are on top of it. There is, or will be, if you are going to keep the car long term, a solution. You will be able to convert it to a roller unit like like the TSI motor. It probably won't be cheap but for those of us keeping the car long term it will be the way to go if you don't want to keep changing the follower periodically.
I plan on it. My last car was still going strong at over 320k mi.Yes, you could change the follower with every other oil change. You would need to put about 150,000 more miles on the car to come out ahead.
H2Sport is no longer available. Right now there is not a choice but to change followers. INA Engineering indicated they might provide a solution. It won't be cheaper. Engineering of this type does not come cheap because it is custom low quantity and requires a fair amount of work on the manufacturing end etc. If it is about money then changing followers is the best way to go. I would keep a heli-coil kit on hand (I do) as the threads can strip. Even torquing them carefully they can give way after repeated use.I hope there is a less expensive solution in the works than the h2sport one ($500)
I can buy a lot of followers for that!! I drive 30k+ miles a year so its pretty often, but still I can get them for $35 shipped.
I figured that. I dont know what to do now. I just ordered a new one, ill put it in as soo as it gets here. Until then I had to put it back in.Op that isn't typical for stage 2, I had that center dot on both my followers after 10k at stage 2. That much wear is not usual especially with the newer type cam.