[Vwdiesel] Timing gauge

Shawn Wright 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.

Shawn Wright
'85 Jetta TD (retired)
'85 Jetta D 
'88 Westy 2.1L
'82 Diesel Westy

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