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What should I do?

OK Guys.
Here goes, I have a problem , yes , why ever does one write in here, thing is my 164 24v is not running well at idle and up to 1500rpm, when you go for a blast you can feel it going through some hesitancy and then goes like the proverbial---------- as a 3l should.
Now at the back of my mind a bolt once dropped through the guts of the belt and I suspected a problem then, I stripped everything down and the front number 6 was , or could have been out when I fitted the the camlocks, so confirming a jump in timing here , if the bolt travelled through this camsprocket, if the car sounds OK at higher revs would or could one assume that a valve has been tipped?
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Re: What should I do?

Typical symptoms of belt having slipped a tooth or two is rough running at idle/low revs and fine at high revs... I cant remember the year of your car, any fault codes?

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..a long shot, but i had rough running problems with my V6 TB and it turned out to be a problem with the ignition key barrel. took some heroic diagnotics from my mecahic, but he replaced it and bingo..

of course the alternator packed in a while later, just for spite..
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