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I've read the tutorial many times. I am trying to understand the relationship between the tensioner and the toothed window.

Do I have this correct-- the "game" is to tighten the tensioner and have the hole in the middle of the toothed window?

If it is not then you go back and skew the cam sprocket so that the hole endes up centered in the toothed window...YES (i hope)?

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The toothed window is just for reference. The camshaft pin is the one that matters. If it's a tiny bit off and you already put the belt on you can adjust it with VCDS later.
 

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Yes, you want the tensioner tight and the hole about in the middle of the toothed window and all the bolts in the middle of their oval holes. The idea is that this gives you freedom to move the cam a little back and forth if it needs adjustment.

The pin is so that the timing will be about on and the car will run, etc. If it were way off the car wouldn't start.
 
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