[Vwdiesel] Cam lobe wear?

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Sun Apr 17 12:24:26 EDT 2005

I hadn't taken a good look at my TD cam since I took it apart last year, and 
now I see it seems to have a fair bit of wear on the lobes. The pointed 
parts are smooth an shiny, but the rest of the lobes show some scuffing - 
how much is acceptable? Is there anything I can do to polish this myself, or 
should I look for a used cam, or have it polished?

I've posted some pics here, any advice appreciated...


Shawn Wright
'85 Jetta D 
'88 Westy 2.1L, soon to be 1.6TD 5 speed
 (see progress at http://members.shaw.ca/vwdiesels)
'82 Diesel Westy

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