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VW/Audi MQB EA888 1.8/2.0T Exhaust Camshaft

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VW/Audi MQB EA888 1.8/2.0T Exhaust Camshaft

R7 999.00

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VW/Audi MQB EA888 1.8/2.0T Exhaust Camshaft.

Engine codes include: CHH, CJX, CJS, CJE, etc

Additional information

Fuel Type



A3, A4, A5, A6, Amarok, Arteon, Mk7, Mk7.5, Mk8, Passat, POLO, Q5, S1, S3, TIGUAN, TT, TTS


DCT, Direct Shift, DSG, Dual clutch, Manual, S-TRONIC

Vehicle Type

Bakkies, Cars, SUV

Year Model

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

VW/Audi MQB EA888 1.8/2.0T Exhaust Camshaft

This should be replaced together with the cam bridge, gaskets and timing chain kit


What is a camshaft ? What does a camshaft do ?

In simple terms, a camshaft opens the valves inside your engine to allow the air and fuel mixture into your engine and to allow the exhaust gasses out of your engine.

A camshaft is a relatively basic component – a simple length of rod, or shaft, with shaped lobes positioned along it, these have been christened ‘cam lobes‘. When the shaft is rotated, the shape of the cam allows it to act upon a valve or switch to a degree matching the severity of its shape – with the speed of rotation controlling the rate of action.

In a modern internal combustion engine they are typically, but not necessarily, positioned directly above the cylinder banks where they act to control the valves. Their calibration precisely controls the amount of air-fuel mixture that enters the chamber, and how efficiently the spent exhaust gases from the previous ignition can exit the chamber making way for the next charge.

This makes them not only critical to the operation of an engine, but because the opening and closing of the valves must be carefully and perfectly synchronised with the movements of pistons, they also have a drastic effect on performance.

To ensure this timing, the camshafts are connected via a timing belt or chain to the turning of the crankshaft – which is directly moving the pistons inside the cylinder. Moreover, the shape of the cams themselves is also carefully crafted to control the speed at which the valves open and close. This is better known as variable valve timing