[Vwdiesel] Timing Belt Change: I know I goofed--how much?
vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 1 14:36:48 EST 2006
Okay, so I figured out that since there were the
prechambers, I probably wouldn't be able to see what
the engine was doing if I took the injector out, so I
I did loosen the cam shaft so none of the valves were
open, and removed the glow plugs to let the
compression out so I could turn over the crankshaft.
But, I'm still not sure how to tell which part of the
stroke is happening when the pointer is at TDC.
But, as I'm typing this, I could be having a
revelation... Does it matter? Won't it actually work
if I just make sure the pointer is at TDC, then set up
the camshaft so that the valves were closed?
Still, any way to know what the pump is doing, if it
is 180 out other than trying to start it later?
--- David Cook <vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Silly me, I took the old belt off before lining up
> TDC, etc. Then I go to look at the procedure in
> Bentley, and see that things would have been much
> easier if I had done that before taking the belt
> So, how do I avoid installing the belt with the pump
> and crankshaft 180 off of the camshaft?
> I guess I can pull #1 injector and see that the
> is up when the pointer is on the mark on the
> How about the pump? There are two holes for the
> so which one do I want to use to verify that it is
> firing for #1?
> Finally, what can I reference to see how old my pump
> is when I go to time it?
> Feeling silly,
> David Cook
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