Quick intro to this forum so I can have full access
Last year I became obsessed with wanting to get a VW diesel for fuel economy, it was first trying to find an old rabbit, but then just went ahead and bought a 99.5 Jetta TDI with 178k miles, all maintenance records and it ran pretty good, I drove the Jetta for about 5 months then stumbled upon an 05 Golf TDI with 99k miles from the original owner for a jump on it deal. Ive been driving the Golf since November and put 14k miles on it so far. in January I ordered 35mm offset 19x8.5 5x112 RS6 replica wheels and a DGR adjustable coil over set, also ordered 2 5x100 - 5x112 15mm thick wheel adapters for the rear and re-drilled the front hubs to 5x112 pattern installed stud bolts onto the hubs. I almost achieved the stance and look I wanted with the wheels, but being that they are replicas I believe that's where I find it not exactly what I wanted. Put about 5k miles on the wheels and re-drilled hubs, no cracks, no issues.
As of Last Saturday, I did an inspection of the cam lobes and yep, I need to replace the cam
Getting my knowledge in to do this task of replacing the cam, I don't want to never have to deal with this problem again so I'm more than likely gonna go with the Kerma Colt cam, stage 1 or 2 I don't know yet. I've been wanting a taller 5th gear and tune before I found out about this cam problem, but being 20, working almost a month to pay for the cam, all together it would take a big chunk out of savings
Will update pics as time goes on.
Hope you enjoy