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      04-06-2019 06:25 PM #1
      So I just replaced the head and timing chains & tensioners on my 06 Passat 3.6l and I'm just about sure the cam timing is off. When I got it started the idle was a little lopey and after a while I can hear a tapping noise that goes away when the car is revved up and held in the higher rpm range around 2 to 3k rpm or higher. I scanned the car and I have a code for "P0366 Camshaft position sensor (G300) implausible signal". Anyone know which sensor is G300? Intake or exhaust cam sensor? I think didn't do the cam adjustment procedure correctly. I saw a video that says to adjust the intake cam adjustment all the way to the left but some write ups just say to move the exhaust cam adjuster back and forth until it locks and some say the same for the intake cam adjuster but that one doesn't lock like the exhaust cam adjuster does, it just moves either all the way right or left and a video says to adjust it all the way to the left. The write ups I've read and videos I've seen don't give a clear depiction of the timing marks and some explain it differently. Are the indented slots in the cam adjusters supposed to line up with the raised slots in the middle area of the caps right behind the cam caps instead or are they supposed to line up with the indented slots and if so which indented marks there are a few? If I new how to post pics I would. Any help would be appreciated and pics would be a plus. Thanks in advance.

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      04-07-2019 08:38 AM #2
      Did you use a cam locking tool?

      Did you use the fuel pump locking tool?

      Did you verify the crank and intermediate sprocket position?

      Here is a video I took when doing my timing and people like Paul (needavr6) and others verified I was good.

      https://youtu.be/drMhFMvos1s

      Do you have vagcom? How does the idle stabilization look in blocks 208 & 209

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      04-07-2019 12:55 PM #3
      I actually watched that video yesterday. Didn't know it was you. Looks like my exhuast cam was off by a tooth. I didn't use the fuel pump locking tool but I was able to get everything lined up pretty easy without it. I also had an injector leak at the rail side due to a torn o-ring so I changed that out and I also didn't prime the upper timing chain tensioner the first time around. I also had a broken vacuum nipple on the intake that I fixed last night. I should have it back up and running today.
      Do you know if the newer 2 piece manifold is a direct swap out for the 1 piece manifold?

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      04-15-2019 03:14 AM #4
      Well I got it going last week. I was off by a tooth on the exhaust cam and I also adjusted the intake cam all the way left/counterclockwise and that did it. The car starts right up and drives but now I have a few short to ground issues I need to sort out.

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      04-15-2019 05:52 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by C-Mann View Post
      I actually watched that video yesterday. Didn't know it was you. Looks like my exhuast cam was off by a tooth. I didn't use the fuel pump locking tool but I was able to get everything lined up pretty easy without it. I also had an injector leak at the rail side due to a torn o-ring so I changed that out and I also didn't prime the upper timing chain tensioner the first time around. I also had a broken vacuum nipple on the intake that I fixed last night. I should have it back up and running today.
      Do you know if the newer 2 piece manifold is a direct swap out for the 1 piece manifold?
      Congrats on finding all that

      I know multiple people have swapped it out. I haven’t personally done that yet but plan to when I find the one I’m looking for. I don’t want a Touareg one. It has a flapper on the front where as the CC and Passat don’t.

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      04-15-2019 05:01 PM #6
      Would the car run right without the flapper in the manifold? The ecu on the B6 cars would expect it right?

      I test drove the car for the1st time since I got it yesterday and I was really impressed with it in "Sport mode". You can really feel a difference with the trans in sport mode. I wanna tackle the dogbone insert next. Just have decided on the poly or the 034 metal insert. Have you tried any?

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      04-15-2019 08:55 PM #7
      It will run ok

      No idea about mounts.

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