ok I will do so tomorrow and get back to you then, if I don't find the notch I will take a picture of the pulley and send it to you.
ok, I found the notch on the pulley but I can't find any mark on the engine or front cover to relate the notch to, where is the mark that has to be aline with the notch on the crank pulley?
ok I will get back to you tomorrow morning.
can you please give me your e-mail so I can send you the pictures because of the size of the images its impossible to do it through justanswer?
ok so you have to trust me that the timing marks are dead on, besides this engine is very simple to do this alignment for the timing marks, I am not a certified mechanic but I have done this type of work in more complex engine with good results, with this car I was hoping that with your experience in this type of car you could help me with the problem and I am positive that the timing marks are all dead on aligned......I believe it has something to do with the ECU or some module because I have already check for the sensor's circuit and all wires and connectors to and from the sensor, also tried with a camshaft sensor from another Audi A4 that is running fine and the code is still present.
I will just chime in for what it is worth. I will not doubt your mechanical ability but myself and audi0405 have many years of experience fixing other shops mis-timed 1.8t engines. Let me put it to you this way - Was the fault there before the timing belt repair? Also the timing marks are never dead on. I find that my crank will be right on and my camshaft is about 1/2 tooth before the mark on the valve cover. I have only done maybe 500 or so of these in the past 10 years so and I have put 2 of them together out of time resulting in a cam sensor fault. I have to ask you to double check your timing and if the cam is after tdc you are off. This accounts for the hard start and all --- trust us you are out of time!
Maybe my words were misunderstood please forgive me if I sounded harsh, what I was trying to say is that the marks are aligned, I will try tomorrow to make the pictures smaller so they can fit thru justanswer and send them to you.
sorry and thanks
Ok the lower mark should be straight up and down on the crankshaft. Where you have it marked I cannot see the dimple. Look straight down from the top and see the dimple and line up your marks. Your crankshaft is not at tdc and the cam is.
The small dimple on the black cover is lined up with the notch on the crankshaft pulley
I think you need to pull the valve cover and at the rear of the head you will find 2 marks on the rear cam caps. They look like arrowheads. With the engine on tdc there are notches on the camshafts that should align with these arrow heads. The notches are on the timing gear side of the caps. Check this and let me know what you find.
I took the cover off and check the notches on the rear of the camshafts and they are aligned with the arrowheads on the cam caps so I am now positive the camshafts are well aligned base on this, the notch on the crank pulley is align with the small dimple on the black cover, please reply to let me know what do you think I should do.
OK Now then with the valve cover off we need to count the timing chain pins between the 2 cam timing notches in the head. see attached and the lines are basically straight up.
Can you please send me the illustrations again because I can't see them?
Ok - we will try this again.
Still not getting the images, if you could attached them and send them to XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX or XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX please. I don't know why they aren't getting through justanswer.
ok I will do so and get back to you then.
How are you doing?
Was it the cam chain? I have gotten reman factory vw/audi heads that this was not correct on. Thanks
yes it was the cam chain, really apreciate your help with this...