[Vwdiesel] Timing gauge
swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Sat Feb 26 20:59:22 EST 2005
My new timing gauge arrived last week, so I used it to check the timing on
my '85 Jetta NA and Diesel Vanagon. The Jetta I had replaced the Tbelt on
last summer, and timed by ear. I was pleased to find my timing was dead
on at 0.0375" or 0.95mm! The Vanagon was also good at 0.0345" or
0.88mm. I was hoping the van was off a bit, so I could squeak a bit more
power. I might try 0.95 after changing the belt to see if it helps.
ps: I got the gauge, holder, and pump lock for $55 off Ebay from a guy that
sells them regularly. Seems to be decent quality.
'85 Jetta TD (retired)
'85 Jetta D
'88 Westy 2.1L
'82 Diesel Westy
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