[Vwdiesel] TDI timing tools - how to...
vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Thu May 24 09:51:45 EDT 2007
So, do you know 1) if I can use the same dial
indicator as I use with the old diesel engines? 2)
What the dial indicator would need to read? 3) Is
the general procedure of turning the engine back and
forth the same?
--- James Hansen <jhsg at sasktel.net> wrote:
> > Setting the injection timing is done using
> software. VAG-COM. Or some other
> > VAG specific software.. No other good way to do
> Funny you should mention that.
> Your statement is not as true as you think.
> The local Bosch diesel shop still uses a dial
> indicator on all tdi's
> except for PD engines. I'm just following along
> with the guys that know
> waaaaay more about diesel injection than I'll ever
> The pump is mechanical. All the good pumpy bits are
> direct linked
> mechanically to the motor. There is no electronic
> method of varying pump
> timing with the pump internals, that's why you need
> to get the timing in
> the right area of the graph, or ... use a dial
> indicator. I've checked
> a couple of their jobs with Vag-com, and they are
> spot on where you want
> to be, so they aren't just talking out their boots.
> There is a lot of
> ... stuff... that goes along with the essentially
> direct injection pump
> that is electronic, but nothing that directly
> changes the initial
> mechanical timing. I was rather surprised.
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