so I had some discussion with Rajaie after I discovered his site and bought a VANOS seal kit.
I also bought the tool set from eBay, it just came Wed (30 Dec) but I wasn't able to get to the car until today.
Anyway - I am a believer! You cannot set the VANOS up correctly without the Jigs (tools). That is a fact.
My intake cam was 2 teeth retarded. Never would have figured it out with the tool.
I will rebuild the VANOS in the and get the rest back together in the AM.