Just traded the car with a 99 beetle and there is that code plus the car seems to be in limp mode.
2002 W8 with 234 000 km
The guy told me it was pulling fine untill this morning where he couldn,t get it to start and he tried and retried to start it then this code came up and the car pulls like a 1.8T 4motion A T ever since
So i replaced the sensor that he gave me, the G40 is the one for the intake side cam on bank1. Nothing changed, it is just as it was before.
So, this week i'll check wiring but i am just scared that the timing could have gone off by 1 tooth while he was starting too long.
Is that possible ? and if yes, is it possible to put it back in place just with valve cover off ? To get some play on the chain while turning the cam in the right direction and bam the tooth would go back in place.
Btw, i tried the electro shock thereapy for the cam adjuster by doing a activation test and it didn,t do nothing. When i will go back there to check the wiring, i'll do it again but with 12v, just in case it could be the problem.
Any advices from experts will be much appreciated. ( i am vw specialist in quebec, but i've never put my hands in a W8)