[Vwdiesel] Injection pump failure

H.Hagar h_hagar at prcn.org
Fri Jul 9 12:13:03 EDT 2004

, can someone confirm if a 1.5 pump of an '80 Rabbit will work on my '81 1.6?
that's affirmative.

IMHO     no need to time it with dial indicator. ---Book figures will not do
--because the two engines are different.

Install 1.5 L pump in normal fashion.   Then turn it as far retarded as you can.

Clean up elongated holes with a rat tail file.---you can not retard it too much.

Start it up and let us know----what is does.

Only two things to worry about ----   fueling and  getting injection point too
far advanced.

If it does not smoke on start ---turn fueling screw in  (clockwise)  1/4 turn.

How do I know ?   -- I did my 1982 1.6 L NA  Rabbit exactly like that.   --shit
it works better than it ever did with the 1.6 pump.

1.5 pumps are not hard to get.    VW 068 - 130 - 107 A.

Wish you luck and have fun ---- its a piece of cake to do. And like Loren said
do not over tighten belt.


PS : Do NOT use cold start if not needed.

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