06 Golf TDI-PD cam replacement, no start-Solved

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    Hey guys,
    Replaced cam, timing belt, oil pump, front and rear seals among other things on 06 PD Golf, manual 5 speed. Am trying to get the old girl started again. Fuel lines are filled and primed, high zinc mineral break in oil and new filter on board. She cranks but wont grab. Also noticed oil pressure warning light flashing while cranking. Shouldn't that go away with cranking or will the car have to start in order to make pressure switch happy. As always, thanks in advance for help.
     
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    Also can't seem to find the MK4 PD "How to" list anymore. Has it been removed or is CCBB updating it?
     
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    Did you replace your lifters too?

    Not sure what is wrong but your oil light definitely shouldn't be coming on during cranking. It should come[​IMG] on for 3 seconds while the ignition is on but not cranking - then shut off. After the car starts the light should never come on until the engine speed gets above 1500 rpm, according to the Bentley manual:

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    I don t know why your engine won t start, but oil pressure light is normal when cranking longer then 5-10 seconds. How long in total did you crank you engine? If you did not open fuel lines or remove tandem pupm, he should start at the moment. Scan your car with VCDS for DTC,also you have to check your timing. PD diesel engines are known for hard starting when fuel system is opened, id needs a lot of cranking.
     
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    Thanks Peca. I have found other posts that also confirm that the oil light is normal when cranking. I did crack the fuel lines and removed the tandem pump when I did the cam so I guess she's going to fight me for starting. I will scan with VCDS today. Thanks again for everyone's posts and I will update as changes occur!
     
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    I stand corrected... guess the Bentley manual is not quite accurate on this.
     
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    Bentley :

    Oil pressure at idle rpm and 80°C (176°F):
    1.9L (code BEW) 2.0 bar (29 psi) minimum
    As Tom shows.

    AD shows the same 2.0 bar (29 psi) at 2000rpm.
     
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    Sorry so much time in between posts but I've been prepping for winter here in NKY and just got back on her yesterday. It was the lift pump. New lift pump via Ebay, re-prime lines, started right up. Ran her for 15-18 min at 2000 rpm to break cam in. All seems OK, but we all know how that goes later on down the line. I'll keep ya posted. Thanks for all the help guys!
     
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