[Vwdiesel] Injection pump findings, and q's

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Thu Feb 17 23:48:26 EST 2005

jon wrote:
> Bryan,
> > Jon, are you the guy that has two of these Overland
> > 1.9NA with 1.6hydralic head?  I do not think so.
> Right...I've got a full 1.9NA overland, block and head.
> These days, it's hard to find someone (mechanic, shaman, monk, or
> otherwise) that really knows how to set a VW Diesel. I *do* have a
> mechanic that *does* know how, but sometimes I like to do my own work.
> Now that I can see the change on the dial gauge, I'm gonna set the timing.
> I have heard from more than one source that 1.00 is better than the Bently
> suggested .88 (and that is for a 1.6NA, but I don't think there should be
> a big difference between the 1.6 and 1.9NAs).
> I'll let folks know what happens when I set it right.

I retimed my 1.9D from about 0.86 (when I got it) up to 1.03 (top end of the performance range) and it ran a lot better.  Much
more throttle response.  


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