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Q: what are most affordable computer base program that will allow me to see bosch timing on 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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I have a 2000 jetta and I need to time the injection pump. I replaced the belt and the car run just fine but being a Caterpiller diesel mechanic for several years, good enough is not ok. I need perfection. Please don't reply if you dont know what the hell you're talkin about thanks
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The only way to time this engine perfectly is with a series of manufacturer specific tools. But an easy way to check your work is to align all other marks and at about 1 o'clock on the injection pump there will be a hole "about" the size of a 3/16" drill bit (I just matched a drill bit up to the special tool and it's very close in o.d.). You should be able to but the bit in the hole (tip facing out of course) and behind the pulley it should slide into a a hole the same size that will lock the pump into place. The drill bit will serve the same exact purpose as the special tool. This is how to time the pump, but it only allows for perfect timing if all the other marks are set to the proper place. You won't really need any PC based software for this. But if in the future you need the software then I suggest you go to and buy their Vag-com. I have been using this software in my shop on a daily basis and haven't once encountered anything that it was missing. There is also a less expensive version that covers much less but it will give you live data. Your best bet for that is to check e bay and type in "Vag-Com" into the search. If you need any illustrations or directions for the timing feel free to call the office and ask for James. We can fax you what you need. Best of luck
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