Fw: [Vwdiesel] Hillbilly Tuning
gjwolfe at telus.net
Fri Mar 18 19:31:57 EST 2005
A dumb question from someone who hasn't ever done a static timing (lacking
measuring tools & a place to do it)...
Does the timing belt cover need to be removed to do this procedure? i.e.
are the "3 of 4 mounting bolts" accessable?
----- Original Message -----
From: "gary" <gbangs at cfl.rr.com>
To: "David Cook" <vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com>
Cc: "diesel list" <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2005 15:55
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Hillbilly Tuning
> Ahhh, hillbilly tuning...
> Here goes...
> -Hot engine
> -Cold start knob all the way out
> -inj pump - 3 of 4 mounting bolts loose, leave the one at the 2:00
> position snug.
> -start engine(idle)
> -loosen just enough to be able to rotate the pump.
> -roll pump (top towards engine) this advances timing. You will hear the
> engine speed up. At some point the engine will start to slow down or
> stumble. Stop, go back to that max point.
> -Snug a mounting bolt.
> -Stop engine.
> -Make a reference mark on the mounting flange and the pump face.
> -Mark a mark 2mm in the retarded direction(as in rolling the pump
> -Move the pump to that new mark.
> -Tighten everything up.
> -in turn, loosen and re-tighten all of the injector pipes on the pump
> -Push in the cold start knob.
> If you go back and measure injection timing, you will find the timing to
> be in the 1.05mm range. Some get 1.07, others 1.03, YMMV.
> You can forgo all of the above and just statically set the timing to
> 1.05mm and be done with it.
> I have done this to my 1980 PU and boy what a difference! Why didn't I
> know about this years ago with my two other Rabbits?
> For fueling, I set mine so that I get just a wisp of gray haze smoke at
> full boogey in 3rd gear.
> On Fri, 2005-03-18 at 14:56 -0800, David Cook wrote:
> > I keep seeing references to HillBilly tuning, but
> > haven't seen anything about how to actually DO it! I
> > did a google search, but the best it turned up was
> > more references...
> > What I'm wondering is:
> > 1) Can/will this improve effeciency in my 1.6 NA
> > diesel engine? (No Turbo!)
> > 2) How the heck do I do it!?!
> > I'm thinking of taking the Cabriolet on a 1300 mile
> > trip next week, so I'd like to try that tuning.
> > Thanks,
> > David
> > David Cook
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