Help please - Fine tuned cam timing but I've screwed up! (TDI BKD)
When I bought the car a few months ago I noticed it had a judder when idle.
So, thanks to a few threads on here I found a potential solution which is to fine tune the cam timing.
I have the BKD (DOHC) - so after several attempts to adjust the front and rear cam more or less in unison - I managed to sort the idle judder and all was good....
About 3 days later my car cut out at the lights.
After turning it over for about 10secs it started. I managed to get it back home with a couple more cut outs.
When you adjust the rear cam - the value to look at is the  Fuel Consumption. You want to keep this to 0.6l/h - which I had done.
When I got it back home - VCDS showed Fuel Consumption at 1.6l/h!
So I checked and discovered the rear cam had slipped.... alot.
It looks like I didn't tighten up the 3 pulley-to-sprocket bolts enough on the rear cam! :banghead:
I've since set it back to 0.6l/h but it's still in a bad way.
It starts fine when cold.
Once at full temp it struggles to start.
Cuts out when pressing the clutch when approaching a stop / roundabout. The needle just keeps falling to 0 RPM with no hesitation.
It also struggles to pull off sometimes so it's easty to stall.
Apart from that - once you're going - it feels ok. I think I can sense a slight hesitation now and then - but it might be my imagination.
VCDS scan isn't showing any faults.
My local mechanic is going to check it out on Tuesday and make sure all shafts are TDC (back to basics).
I'm not so sure that's going to be the problem but of course it's worth checking.
I know this could've been so much worse... but I'm still worried.
Does anyone have any ideas on what damage could've been done please?