[Vwdiesel] First over the road with TD Caddy...musings andobservations

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Mon Feb 2 11:34:18 EST 2004

> Came out of a diesel rabbit so I would
> assume that it wouldn't be to different UNLESS it had a 4 speed tranny.  

  I went from  a 4 to a 5 in the Rabbit and didn't change anything there 
other than to upgrade to a "trip odo" speedometer.  I'll try and check my 
calibration code on it today.
  There are two "settings" on a speedo. First is static.  With the sppedo 
out, lift the needle over the zero stop pin.  The needle should rest, 
at a small white line, which isn't visible when it's in the car.  The second 
to run it at the code speed and it should read 60.  You have to adjust the 
magnet depth to set that then.  Just need an accurate speed drive.

> far as the actual speed, I was driving at 60 mph according to the speedo but
> my wife was following me at 65-67mph.  I consider that a big offset and
> personally unacceptable.  So I want to fix it if I can.  As for the
> injectors, I go the nozzles for $9 each and my guy doesn't charge anything
> to test for breaking pressure.

  That's a good price.  It's around what I pay and I sure wouldn't dink with 
setting them for little money!  Not that it's hard but you run the risk of 
leaks or bad spray pattern every time you open one up.  Dressing the 
parts pretty well eliminates leaks and it usually brings them right into 
new break pressure specs too.  :)

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