The VCT should have a good amount of pressure for the Spring loaded feel. It would jump backwards, Paul.
Hmm ... maybe the VCT doesn't have enough oil or pressure in it ... just a thought to the code issue. Because on of our other local members had to have his belt re-timed several times (Thanks to SleepyBoy, Paul) but by the 4th-5th time it finally worked. The thought of having to build pressure comes to mind. Because Paul would re-time it correctly each time.