[Vwdiesel] no start - update

Nate Wall nwall at opei.org
Thu Aug 29 10:41:17 EDT 2002

<<<  Oh, you'd have had a fun time setting it then!  Pulling the advance really
doesn't compensate because a cold engine tends to need the extra
advance.  So with retarded timing and the advance pulled, it's still not
what it should be with it set properly and pulled. >>>

A couple years ago I inadvertantely set the timing after changing the T-Belt w/
the cold start handle left out (I just forgot to check). Cranked the engine til
the battery died. Next day jumped it and got it running. Rough as hell, white
smoke constantaly (diesel). Found what I did. W/ the handle pushed in, the guage
read somthing like 0.60! I remember it being odd, because I ended up loosening
the pump and retarding it by most of the adjustment to get that 1.03 MM, which I
never did before. Little did I know the handle was pulled! It just plain wont
run if retarded too much. Try moving the pump setting w/ it running to see if it


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