[Vwdiesel] TDI timing tools - how to...
vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Thu May 24 14:26:31 EDT 2007
Thanks James. I'll try to remember to hook up the
dial indicator and check what the pump is currently
set at before I take it all apart.
--- James Hansen <jhsg at sasktel.net> wrote:
> David Cook wrote:
> > So, do you know 1) if I can use the same dial
> > indicator as I use with the old diesel engines?
> > What the dial indicator would need to read?
> 1.00mm IIRC
> 3) Is
> > the general procedure of turning the engine back
> > forth the same?
> > Thanks,
> You're welcome.
> my internet connection is flaky, I may not be around
> for a bit David. I
> have to get online with dialup now, my WBB is
> > David
> > --- 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
> >> it..
> >> 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
> >> know.
> >> The pump is mechanical. All the good pumpy bits
> >> direct linked
> >> mechanically to the motor. There is no electronic
> >> method of varying pump
> >> timing with the pump internals, that's why you
> >> 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
> >> 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.
> >> -james
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