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How do you tell if you have a diesel engine or did all 1985 volkswagen com in diesel

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No they did not. A diesel motor does not have a distributor (no plug wires etc.).

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My 1985 VW Jetta won't start..I'm not getting any fire> I replaced timing belt, fuel pump, and box on top of electronic box on driver's side under hood


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Location manual diesel fuel cut off switch on 1985 jetta or is it a pull lever on dash///////like the ones on 5 ton diesel military trucks///oshkosh type


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I have a 5 Speed 1985 Volkswagen Diesel Jetta...It will turn over and sound like it's going to fire but won't. Glow plugs? Any suggestions..?


The diesel is quite a simple system. Just fuel and compression. No ignition to worry about. However there are a few things to look at.

If you have the glow light going on and turning off to confirm heat at the cylinder then it is not a glow plug. Even quite cold is should start after a few turns as the compression builds.

Fuel. Pull the fuel supply from the connection at the first injector (right hand side). Turn the engine over. If you have fuel there then it is not fuel.
If no fuel then you have a problem with the fuel pump or filter. Filter is on the lift side of the engine near the air filter. Loosen a line and check for fuel entering an exiting the filter. It should have flow in and out.

If you have fuel to the fist injector then you most likely have a compression problem. That is a head gasket. If a head goes on a diesel the compression is not high enough to ignite the fuel.

This is where I'd start looking. If I can help further just ask.

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Thanks, Adrian

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My 1985 diesel volkswagen golf is leaking fuel from the injector.


leak on top or in the middle on top, tight nut, if that doesnt help replace steel line to the pump. leak in the middle, take out and tighten the injector. good luck.

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Engine ticking over too fast. Can take your feet off pedal and do 35mph in 4th!


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1985 VW Jetta Diesel, problem with lights. The


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Driving home my truck quit running


well you didn't specify the year, make, and model of the truck you are asking about so this is the best answer I can come up with. Below is a list I found that says what vehicles are interference motors...

INTERFERENCE ENGINES WITH TIMING BELTS
ACURA
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1986-89 1.6L Integra
1991-95 1.7L Integra
1990-95 1.8L Integra
1986-89 2.5L Legend
1992-94 2.5L Vigor
1986-89 2.7L Legend
1990 2.7L Legend
1991-95 3.0L NSX
1991-95 3.2L Legend
AUDI
1970-93 All Except 1970-77
1.9L & 1970-73 1.8L
BMW
1987-95 2.5L 325I 525I
1994-95 4.0L 740I
CHRYSLER
1993-95 1.5L Colt
1987-88 1.5L Colt
1992-95 1.5L Eagle Summit
1987-88 1.6L Colt
1989-92 1.6L Eagle Summit
1994-98 2.0L Neon Stratus
1990-95 2.0L Eagle Talon
DAIHATSU
1988-92 1.0L Charade
1988-92 1.3L Charade
1990-92 1.6L Rocky
FIAT
1974-79 1.3L 128 Series
1979-82 1.5L Stranda
1974-78 1.6L 124 Series
1974-78 1.8L 124 Series
1974-78 1.8L 131 Series, Brava
1979-82 2.0L Brava, Spider
FORD
1981-85 1.6L Escort, EXP
1981-83 1.6L LN7, Lynx
1984-85 2.0L Escort, Tempo
1993-95 2.0L Probe
1986-88 2.0L Ranger
1984-87 2.0L Lynx, Topaz Diesel
1985 2.2L Ranger
1989-92 2.2L Probe
1986-88 2.3L Ranger
1986-87 2.3L Diesel Ranger
1991-98 4.6L Crown Victoria
GM
1986-95 1.0L Geo Metro
1989-91 1.0L Firefly (CANADA)
1985-88 1.5L Sunburst (CANADA)
1985-89 1.5L Spectrum
1990-93 1.6L Prizm, Storm
1981-84 1.8L Diesel (CANADA)
1982-86 1.8L Buick Skyhawk
1990-98 1.9L Saturn
1987-88 2.0L Buick Skyhawk
1988-95 2.3L Quad Four
1985-87 3.0L Buick
1979-95 3.8L Buick
HONDA
1986-87 1.0L Prelude
1973-78 1.2L All
1973-78 1.3L All
1980-84 1.3L All
1973-78 1.5L All
1985-89 1.5L Civic
1988-95 1.5L Civic, CRX
1993-95 1.5L Civic Del Sol
1979-84 1.5L All
1985-87 1.5L CRX
1993-95 1.6L Civic Del Sol
1973-78 1.6L All
1980-82 1.6L All
1988-95 1.6L Civic, CRX
1984-87 1.8L Prelude, Accord
1979-83 1.8L All
1986-91 2.0L Prelude
1990-91 2.1L Prelude
1990-95 2.2L Prelude, Accord
1992-95 2.2L Prelude
1995 2.7L Accord
HYUNDAI
1984-95 1.5L Excel Scoupe
1995-98 1.5L Accent
1992-95 1.6L Elantra
1993-95 1.8L Elantra
1992-95 2.0L Sonata
1989-91 2.4L Sonata
1990-95 3.0L Sonata
INFINITI
1990-92 3.0L M30
ISUZU
1987-89 1.5L I-Mark
1990-93 1.6L Stylus Impulse
1987-89 2.0L Impulse
1981-87 2.2L Diesel Truck
1986-95 2.3L Truck Trooper
1988-95 2.6L Truck Rodeo Amigo
1991-96 3.2L Trooper Rodeo Amigo
KIA
1995 2.0L Sportage
MAZDA
1984-85 2.0L 626
1988-92 2.2L 626 MX6
1989-93 2.2L Pickup
1988-95 3.0L 929 MPV
MITSUBISHI
1985-95 1.5L Mirage Precise
1990-92 1.6L Mirage
1989-95 2.0L Galant Eclipse
1983-86 2.3L Diesel Pickup
1994-95 2.4L Galant
NISSAN
1982 1.5L Centra
1983-88 1.6L Sentra Pulsar
1987-89 1.8L Pulsar
1982-89 2.0L Stanza 300ZX
1984-95 3.0L Maxima 300ZX Pathfinder
PORSCHE
1976-83 2.0L 924
1976-89 2.5L 944 Series
1989 2.7L 944 Series
1989-91 3.0L 944 Series
1976-83 4.5L 928
1984 4.7L 928
1985-91 5.0L 928
1992-95 5.4L 928
SUZUKI
1985-94 1.3L Samurai Sidekick
1989-94 1.3L Swift
TOYOTA
1986-95 1.5L Tercel
1981-83 2.2L Pickup
1984-87 2.4L Pickup
1982-88 2.8L Celica Cressida
1987-94 3.0L 4-Runner
VOLKSWAGEN
1976-91 All Except 1.9 2.1L Engine
1990-92 1.6L Golf (CANADA) Jetta
1990-95 2.0L GTI Jetta GLI Passat
VOLVO
1991 2.3L Coupe 940
1986-94 2.3L 240 740 940

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