How much off was the timing? These are interference engines and they can't be off too much without damaging the engine. You can also check the list here for those who have a VCDS scan tool to check for codes and such. If you find someone near you scan and post it here. Also there is a local forum you may check to see if there is anyone else near who may be able to help. There is also a trusted mechanics list if you need someone. Plenty of info in the model specific forum posted earlier. Do some searching and reading while waiting.