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I just change out the cam and timing belt on my new to me 06 jetta tdi brm. After getting fuel it started right up and sounds great at idle but under load or in drive not so good.
The test drive did not go well I could cruise at about 10mph but if I give it more throttle she will surge and buck. I don't have a VCDS to check the torsion value but does this seem like a timing issue? The only other thing I did was remove the EGR and clean it. No check engine light. Thanks
 

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Did you use the write-up posted on this site? If so, did you follow it to a "T"? I remember doing this job last year on my '06 BRM and there is a few spots where you need to get a small flexible mirror to see the timing marks on the sprockets as well as some other detail that's alluding me. I followed the write-up meticulously and had zero issues after finishing the job.

If you are having issues with response this website/forum doesn't have many folks that chime in sometimes - at least with 06 BRMs I've found. You'll have better luck on TDIClub.

Cheers
 

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PS, I didn't do a cam job on mine so you may have made a mistake somewhere in that process. Hope you figure it out.
 

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Timing was off. Went back thru the steps and put crank and cam locks in but the first go I did not have the 3 cam pulley bolts loose before I tightened the belt. This timing I made sure both locks went back in with no effort and it’s running good now. Patience is the key. I don’t own a VCDS to check torsion value should I get this checked? Thanks
 

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Great. Glad you figured that out. I can't comment about the torsion value. That's out of my knowledge wheelhouse.
 
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