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1980 volkswagen timing marks

I need to know how to align timing marks on a 1980. I have used all the books I could find but no results.

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  • PATINPUE Jul 31, 2008

    vw 1.6 diesel ,,,,,,

    whats the timing mark line up......................WITHOUT the tools and gauges

    we all know when the piston is at TDC

    and we know when the camshaft is at dead centre ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    BUT ,,, when the piston is at the TDC and the cam is at dead centre ,,,

    valves are open and piston will strike.........

    so the timing has to be offset ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, by how much ? and before or after TDC ?

    TKS

    PATRICIO

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With the #1 Piston at TDC there is a mark that you can see through the access hole on the transmission. The cam lobes should both be pointing up on #1 Cylinder. The slot on the right or back side of the cam should be level with the top of the valve cover gasket mating surface on the head. There is a tool to make sure that this is in place, but it is not necessary. There is also a mark for the injection pump that should be lined up with the gasket mating surface. There is also a tool that fits this (I use an 11mm craftsman 1/4 inch drive socket in the holes)

I bought one of my VW pickups cheap because a repair shop didn't line it up correctly and the engine would not run properly.

The directions should be pretty good in the haynes manual.

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