[Vwdiesel] 1998 tdi no start

Lee Hillsgrove, Sr. lee.hillsgrove at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 10:35:35 PST 2009

  That's correct, no dial indicator needed. You do need Vag-Com to set
the timing correctly. If it is too far out it can't compensate.

 Try grabbing the IP and see if you can get it to move around at all,
maybe the bolts loosened up. There are a couple on the sprocket end
and one at the injection line end.

 Flashing glow plug - stupid sounding question, but do the brake
lights work? I don't think that would prevent it from starting,
though. If both brake lights are bunt out or the brake light switch is
bad that will cause a flashing glow plug light, at least on the A4s.


On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 1:24 PM, jonathan hoehl <jjhoehl at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Sounds like the pump is way out of time - or there is insufficient
>> compression to light off the fuel.
>> When was the timing belt changed last?
> The dealer advised her to replace the injection pump with a new one because
> of a leaking seal.  So, she did.  I imagine they did the belt then too.  It
> does look fresh.  It was maybe two years ago and maybe 30,000 miles.
> Is it correct that on these engines, you mechanically set the timing
> according to the marks, and the the injection timing is fine-tuned by
> rotating the pump while using Vag-Com to see where it's at?  No dial
> indicator used?
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