Question about 1991 Volkswagen Golf
Need to know if you have to set timing with a timing light or does it have a computerized ignition.
If need to set it - what is the degree of advance I need to set it at.
You didn't mention which engine you have but I'm going to guess you have the 1.8L 8V, but you can refer to your "Emissions Control" label in the engine compartment for exact timing specs. You will need a timing gun to get it right on,by marking the timing mark on the fly wheel you will need a 27mm hex end tool to remove the plastic timing cap on the transmission to expose the timing mark on the flywheel (unless it is already gone like most old vdubs). There is alot of variables depending on which engine you have I recommend picking up a "Haynes" VW repair manual it has all the info for setting timing correctly. If your vdub doesn't have the Emissions Label just call up any Volkswagen dealer give them your car info and they can give you the degrees of timing. Good Luck
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
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