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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Question: how to set the timing on my tdi

 

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Visitor, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Turners Station, KY, July 26, 2010, 19:53

after setting the timing on my car it will turn over but will not start. it has good compression.

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    July 28, 2010, 21:12
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    The timing has to be set with special tools that hold the camshaft in a particular position. This sets the initial timing, the timing is then set by use of a laptop connected to your car to give feedback of true injection pump timing. The injection pump is then rotated to achieve the correct timing. This is a bit of a basic answer. Sorry.

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