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I need to find out how to properly time my camshaft on my VW…

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Hey! I need to find out how to properly time my camshaft on my VW Jett's 04

Mechanic's Assistant: Okay, I'll connect you to the mechanic to go over that information regarding your VW. Before I do, is there anything else you want him to know?

No that's about it thanks!

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VW Mechanic: VWDoc, Independent VW Shop owner replied 1 month ago
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That looks like a BBW-code engine. Can you give me a VIN? If it is a BBW, then you're going to need a special cam lock tool, and will have to remove the upper intake and valve cover to do this.

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VW Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 26 days ago
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Here are timing instructions and link to buy cam locking tool. My goal is to provide 5 star service so please let me know if you have questions, thanks.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/a5hjyj55lgh5nv6/timing.pdf?dl=0

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/2065a-Locking-Plate-Tool-for-VW-Audi-Volkswagen-Timing/172500683526?epid=888860942&hash=item2829d78b06:g:uMUAAOSw4A5YpJgw

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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
I'm actually going to change the valves, since I believe there's been valve damage. I unscrew the camshaft from the head, will this effect the instruction to get it back in time? I'm able to get the crankshaft in timing. Hopefully I can get the camshaft in time. Thanks! I'll be updating.
VW Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 26 days ago

No it will not effect anything, just follow procedure as shown in above link and you will be good to go. Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help, thanks.

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VW Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 days ago

Ever get it figured out? Please do not forget to rate answer, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 8 days ago
I ended up changing the valves even though nothing happened to them. I'm having a really hard time understanding how to set the cam on timing. I still waiting to get the cam lock tool. But how do I time it? I don't understand the manual you've sent. I can get the crank shaft timed but no idea on the cam. Thanks!
VW Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 days ago

The timing bar gets pushed into camshaft slot which holds it in position while installing. Let me know if you have questions, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 8 days ago
I understand what the tool does. I've moved the cam shaft out of time is what I'm trying to say. I don't know how to set it back in time. There is no marking like other models.
VW Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 days ago

The slots can only line up 1 way with tool inserted so as long as tool is inserted into the slots the cam timing will be correct. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 8 days ago
Okay perfect! So I will get the tool asap and will follow up! Thanks a lot! Will update if I succeed
VW Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 days ago

No problem, I'm happy to help. I'll be here if you need me. Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 1 day ago
Hey so I put everything back together! Getting a p0341 code. Not sure if I'm a tooth away. Think I am. Maybe my sensor has gone bad?I do know the crank move a bit when putting the belt back on. I'm the manual you've sent, apperantly I can unscrew the camshaft bolt inside the sprocket. I tried doing that but it won't unscrew (it's a 12 point bolt) an de I was afraid to over do it.It says that if I unscrew it I would be able to move the sprocket freely so I can time the crankshaft with the belt on and not move the camshaft timing off. Is that right or am I reading it wrong?I'm willing to reset the timing to clear the code, asides that the car runs fine. Code won't go away though!Thanks for all your help!
VW Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 1 day ago

Ya it sounds like the timing is off due to the camshaft gear needing to be adjusted like you were saying.

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