I changed the timing belt on my B6 Avant on Sunday and got here in the end. The pointer was set in the middle of the "gap", turned the engine by hand more than 2 times and everything locked up nicely, cam and crank.
Started the car and it started up fine - left it idling for 5 or so mins whilst I plugged VCDS in to check the Torsion Value\Synchro Angle in measuring block 4 and it's now -0.6 instead of 0. Which I'll fix tomorrow. Engine seemed fine, no weird noises.
However, having tuned the engine off & looking at the tensioner (top timing cover & engine cover haven't been fitted yet) - the pointer on the timing belt tensioner has moved out of the gap to the right and is towards the edge of the back plate - about 4-5mm movement in total. The "hook" is in the block and fully engaged.
Is this OK or do I need to strip the car down and redo the timing?
Any comments\help would be appreciated before I start running the car in a day or so.