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  1. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, the video gives you a step by step tutorial how to replace the timing belt on your Golf 4 convertible with the 2l AWG engine: The video has a German soundtrack but Engish subtitles are available on YouTube. If you don't see the titles, watch the video directly on YouTube and press the...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi guys, quick question. My Bus has a 1600TP. The crank appears to have two marks on it. The outer rim has a dimple in the top edge, and the inner rim has a very small v cut into it. The V is offset to the right of the dimple as you look at the engine. Which one is TDC? I set the timing...
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all. I've just rebuilt/overhauled my engine and attempted my first ever tune up. Just wanted to check if this sounds about right as I've never done it before or used a timing light before. I've got a 1973 1500 Beetle with Pertronix coil 0.3 Ohms, 7mm HT leads and Pertronix Ignitor 1 flame...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Out of sheer willingness to learn im wondering if someone can explain ignition timing advance and retard. i understand the basics (advanced is a degree before of tdc and retard is after?) im wondering if someone can explain in more depth with some examples. How does turning the distributor...
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi I'm hoping someone can help me with this as it's driving me nuts. I'm tuning my VW T2 1978. It's hydraulic lifters so no need to adjust valves. So points ago is next. If I set the points gap using a feeler gauge to 0.016 and check it with a dwell meter the reading is 43. So way off the...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I have a 1971 T2 with an engine I have rebuilt about 6 months ago.. It has 1641 Bs&Ps, standard everything else I think in there to.. I bought a couple of Spanish webber 34 ICT's from JK but haven't managed to start the engine yet and its really frustrating.!!! On inspection of the distributor...
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I have a 72 1300 Twin Port with the correct SVDA dizzy fitted and it is timed to 7.5BTDC with vacuum disconnected and plugged. I also checked timing as above @3500 RPM and it shows about 30Deg Advance. However if I also do that check @3500rpm with vacuum connected I get 40+ deg of advance...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi there I have a 1303s beetle convertible, just got it MOT'd and is running OK. Was looking for someone who would be able to set the timing for me as I can't seem to get it right with the new electronic ignition and weber carb. Just wondering if anyone could help me out can drive to you and can...
  9. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I have a '73 Bay with the 1800 Type4 that idles OK and runs reasonably well on the flat but any sign of a hill and it complains. Stuttering on anything but full throttle and sometimes even then. Trying to figure out how to approach fixing it as there's no-one local that I would trust anymore. I...
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi I am trying to setup a pair of baby dells (FRD34b) but I cant find any info about the carbs regarding the idle & mixture screws. What should they be set to when first setting them up on a different engine? Thanks
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Right, im confused with this one. My 1300tp ran on an empi twin choke carb and was running fine until the end of last season, the carb started to die at low rpm at traffic lights etc. Then over christmas i started it regularly to make sure all was fine in the garage until it all of a sudden...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I'm still quite new to engines in general, so please bear with me. I'm slightly confused about static timing. From everything I've read, what I'm aiming for is as I'm rotating the crank clockwise, when my timing mark (7.5 BTDC in my case) lines up with the split in the case, the voltage from...
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    please help my early bay has decided it likes the drive so much it doesn't want to leave it!! :( its a 1600 single port, was running couple of weeks ago, then the oil filled up with fuel n it wouldn't turn over once i realised the oil/fuel mix i've changed the oil, new fuel pump n they now...
  14. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I just bought an 03 Golf with an SDI engine and the timing belt is of unknown age and looks dubious! I've done timing belts before, on diesel VAG motors too and never used timing tools. But everything on the net says use them for the SDI engine. I just don't get why they are needed if you...
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Planning on 'static' timing my engine this evening, using a test light.. Some advice would be great ;) I believe I have a mechanical advance "009" distributor but I could be wrong, photo below.. Handy site for distributor numbers 0231 178 003 126 905 205 0231 178 009 126 905 205 VW High...
  16. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I have been setting the timing on my van and I am a little worried that I have a 009 distributor but I don't know how to check whether it is or not. It has got a electronic ignition stuck in it. It also has a little thing on the side which looks like a flying saucer. This has, what I presume...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Sorry, looked allover but we are still not really sure now how to time our 2l type 4 engine. We adjusted the valves and found a sticker on the engine which states "7.5 BTDC"..now we are not really sure what to do with this information. since we dont have a fancy dwell meter and a timing strobe...
  18. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I have a new TES (engine shop) super green engine (new crankcase, heads etc) which is in my van and running. Below 2000rpm the engine stutters and holds back to the point of being dangerous at junctions. It idles well and runs fine at higher revs. It feels like the timing is way too...
  19. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I've got a 1600TP engine with Engle 110 cam. It's got a vac advance dizzy and single carb. The engine does not tick over at idle 850-900 rpm which I think is because the cam is giving longer lift and therefore more fuel is required?!? How do I go about setting up the timing and carb if the...
  20. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I wanna get myself a tach/dwell meter and a strobe timing light. Given that this is the first time I will have used such items, I'd prefer to get something quite simple (hey, maybe they are all simple ... I don't know yet)! I'm hoping that someone can point me in the direction of something...
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