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Old 11-03-2009, 12:34 AM   #1
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how can i set up the tdc on the crank without having the fly wheel on, my engine is on an engine stand and i want to set all the timing up so i can slot it straight in at the weekend. someone please help.
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come on, someone must have an answer???
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To me that looks suspiciously like a diesel from a Type 25 and as this is an Air-cooled forum you might be better off posing your question here.

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come on, someone must have an answer???
bloody hell i was expecting to see a flat 4 aircooled !
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yeah it is diesel, just wanna know if it can be done before i put it in or not?
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To me that looks suspiciously like a diesel from a Type 25 and as this is an Air-cooled forum you might be better off posing your question here.

http://newforum.80-90.co.uk/index.php

OWWW MY GOD are you having a laugh just for air cooled cars yeee right so many peolpe post on here with other cars and problems ...
its stil a VW .....

hope some one can sort your problem out.
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well said kingsmith, it is a vw and should be treated as such, same blood runs through my body as the rest of you wether its air or water cooled.
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If I wanted to find tdc on it (I'm no W/C expert) I would use the same method as on an aircooled - Remove the spark plug for no.1, smash the ceramic centre out of it, drill and tap the old plug, fit a longer bolt, then fit the modified plug back into the engine.

Gently turn the engine by hand until it stops when the piston hits the bolt. Mark the pulley wheel at this point. Then rotate the engine in the opposite direction till it stops again. Exact TDC is exactly mid point between the two marks.

Of course on a diesel you will have to do it with either the glow plug or injector, but the principle is the same.

There's a lot more aircooled experience on here than W/C experience, though good W/C advice can be had here it does take a little more time.

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