Question about 1994 Volkswagen Jetta
The pistons should be tdc. the intermediate shaft im not 100%, but just check that the rotor points to where the distributor cap has the tab for plug no 1. the cam on top has a dot that needs to be about horisontal. just double check. as far as i remember the 8valve vw cannot bend valves if you place the belt incorrectly, but still double check on the net.
Posted on Sep 15, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi, the timing marks are stamped into the steel pulley and flywheel and there should be a pointer attached to the engine. Degreasing the engine with GUNK and power washing it should uncover them.
I'm pretty sure it's crucial to have the engine timed to TDC as it relates to the end of compression/beginning of power stroke, and NOT the end of exhaust stroke.
With gas engines I do the following, to determine the TDC, by removing the #1 plug and insert a long straw, while turning the motor by hand watch for the maximum height of the straw, this will give you a TDC but knowing if its on the exhaust or compression stroke can only be determined if you were watching the closure of the intake valve indicating the begining of the next power stroke. Once you have this set look for the timing marks again. if you can't find them pick up a service manual at the library or autoparts store for photos and instructions.
Also check this site: http://forums.vwvortex.com
Posted on Aug 04, 2010
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