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Hi, I am a new member, 2004 Jetta TDI camshaft wear?

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I have a 2004 Jetta, BEW, manual, 135K miles. I am inspecting my camshaft. I see the posted pictures of camshafts, but I can not judge if the camshaft is good or not on my car.
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If the edge is sharp it's no good and it will eat the lifter soon. I rent the 2 special tools required for the camshaft job if you need them.
I rent the 2 special tools for the camshaft job and the timing belt job. I'm not trying to drum up a rental fee, just trying to help:eek:
The 2 camshaft tools are shown in the camshaft writeup and here: http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/tdi-timing-belt-tool-rental.htm

The camshaft bolt is on a nub which means I couldn't use my universal counterhold tool and obviously you don't want to use the timing belt to counterhold against a 79 ft-lb bolt. The other tool is a puller since it's pressed on. Since you're removing the camshaft it's possible to get it off and knock off the pulley while it's off the car, but this is easier and makes removal easier too.

Also, post moved out of intros and title edited to reflect the more technical questions here.
No but if you remove one of the 13mm camshaft sprocket bolts, the other 2 will hold it fine and you can measure that. Just make sure to put it back to 18 ft lbs before you run the engine.
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