[Vwdiesel] "W" alternator
vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Sun Feb 1 06:05:12 PST 2009
The diesel get it's tach signal from the "w" terminal on the
alternator, where as the gasser gets it's signal from the ignition
coil. So a gas one won't work on a diesel and vice versa. At least I
believe thats a true statement.
On Feb 1, 2009, at 2:23 AM, adamo robison wrote:
> did it work? what is the "W" all about, does anyone have a part number.
> didn't any mk1s come with tachs and why wouldnt a gas one work?
>> From: tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
>> To: adamanderr at hotmail.com; vwdiesel at vwfans.com
>> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] "W" alternator
>> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 21:42:20 -0600
>> I tried this, you also need a pulse divider of some sort, and a way to
>> verify/calibrate the tach once you are done. Otherwise, your reading
>> about 6 times too high.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "adamo robison" <adamanderr at hotmail.com>
>> To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
>> Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2009 5:43 PM
>> Subject: [Vwdiesel] "W" alternator
>> my friend says i need the "W" alternator to get a tach in my rabbit,
>> do i find one?
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