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    ALH 1.9 MK4 Cam shaft replacement. ONE damaged lifter?

    Hi there I have a 150k mile ALH engine that developed a noisy tappet when it was 4k overdue for an oil change, an inspection has been done and there is slight damage to the cam and only one lifter, now if it had been caused by oil starvation I would expect all the tappets to be damaged but its...
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    TICKING NOISE. Is it lifters or something else? (With Audio)

    Hi there I've been considering changing lifters camshaft and cambelt as I had thought that one of the lifters was ticking, but I'm starting to think it may not be a lifter? I have a golf MK4 TDI 1.9 ALH 151k miles and 60 miles before it was scheduled for an oil change it developed a ticking...
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    Any Additives to fix tapping lifter?

    1.9 mk4 tdi alh, lifter started knocking day before I was taking it in for an oil change and is still tapping after oil change. Gonna be £700+ to fix with new camshaft and belt. Just wondering if there is any chance a miracle additive of some type might possibly do something? Just worth a shot...
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    *REPLY ASAP* Garage about to use Oil that was reffered to Trading Standards

    Hi I have a MK4 TDI ALH that is getting an oil change tomorrow and asked what they where going to, they said Kerax Hyperdrive KXR C3 5w30 and upon going home and searching it I found this article https://pmmonline.co.uk/news/vls-escalates-engine-oil-case-to-trading-standards/ stating that this...
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    *URGENT* Garage about to use oil taken to trading standards!

    So I'm getting an oil change tomorrow and asked what they where going to use Kerax Hyperdrive KXR C3 5w30 and upon going home and searching it I found this article https://pmmonline.co.uk/news/vls-escalates-engine-oil-case-to-trading-standards/ stating that it has a failure to meet HTHS specs! I...
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