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Hi guys. Hoping someone may be able to help out/give me some advice.

I bought a MKV R32 about six months ago and everything was fine. Took in for service and on the way out the engine management light came on. Anyway long story but managed to get VW to run several scans for free and the initially found

P0011 A Camshaft position timing over advanced or system performance.

After a bit more digging they then found oil in one of the sensors which they now deem to be the problem. I got some electrical contact cleaner and gave the plugs a spray mainly lowest sensor.... Unsure of name see pic below. After doing this light went out

Engine management light intermittent so as test kept cleaning and the fault reset itself. Now VW quoted.... Wait for it...... £2000 as they thought it 'could' also be chain car has only done 58000!

The light has continued to be intermittent clearing after about /3 days. Got in the car yesterday to head to work and it seemed like there was a misfire between 2000-3000 RPM but no where else on the range and no degradation of performance outside this range..........

So here's where I need some help/suggestions

Firstly what are the two centre sensors the red one and one above (pic taken from Internet) and are these easy to change. VW reckon it's a gearbox out job and about 10 hours work......But that sounds more like chain replacement hours/job. I know the position sensors are bolted and can work loose but I've checked both and they seem good.

And secondly do you have any suggestions......

Thanks in advance.

Eddie.
 

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Cheers for replying!

The oil is in the lower of the two cam solenoids then. I took the cam shaft sensors off an they both seem fine.

It's really only the smallest amount maybe a drop but I guess its interrupting the signal making it spurious.

I'm based in London and don't want to get ripped off getting a quote for what I've already found. I'd be more than happy to travel if you have any recommendations.

I drove the car again last night and it seemed fine again. No stutter/miss but light surrently still on.

Cheers.

Edd.
 

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Cheers for that. I'll get some clips. It's got to be worth a go. Do you think it would be a good idea to replace the camshaft position sensors anyway?
Are the solenoid a marked +ve/-ve or doesn't it matter which way you connect the solenoid to the battery?

Thanks again.
 

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So, did the solenoid trick. It hasn't made the light disappear/solve the issues but took it for a spin after and it felt immediately more responsive.

Waiting for the sensors to arrive and will fit them as soon as they do. In the mean time had some rough idling after about half an hour drive. Switched off ignition and left it for 5 hours came back and it was fine. It seems to stifle on a short run after about 15 miles but then clears itself.

Need to get it on some diagnostics again to see if any new faults have triggered.

On the hunt for someone with VAGCOM or a specialist that someone could recommend near southwest London.

Thanks and will update when sensors in. Fingers crossed.
 

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Thanks.

Yeah that's correct. Got in touch with VW they gave me part number 030907601E priced at £36.64.

Going to have to order them in as they've run out of stock.

Had car scanned again yesterday code P000A replaced P0011 so now looks like this.

P000A "A" Camshaft Position Slow Response (Bank 1) static.

Few other codes thrown but all intermittent and mainly due checking things like coil pack etc.
 
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