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Re: Some Data Points on my sick ur-Q
> Oh, and where the hell do you guys hook up stuff like timing lights
> to get +12v when you're under the hood of an '82-83 ur-Q? Can't find
> anywhere to hook up, so I used the jumper cables!
You don't use timing lights on ur-quattros. It's pointless, because
the ECU is always varying the timing. Timing is set with the engine
at rest - a '0' on the flywheel (or very occasionally a l) is set
against a quadrant in the beel housing window. The cam gear mark is set
against the cam cover, and the distributor marks are lined up. End of
I don't completely agree -- it's useful to *verify* that the timing is
within reasonable limits. That mostly means unless there is some typically
obscure problem, "checking the timing" is pretty much a diversion from
mowing the lawn, taking out the garbage, or some other such activity.
If you want to "set" the timing, you grab your handy dandy EPROM-blaster
and diddle some bytes . . .