Right, when you do the vanos, you have to lock the flywheel with a pin (dowel) with the engine in the car. Clutch has nothing to do with it....
There is a hole in the bellhousing where you can insert the dowel when the engine is at TDC, and it will be impossible to rotate the crank.
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