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Old 01-06-2010, 09:24 AM
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It only works on the IP's from '84 and '85.

I have one that is not quite working properly.........doesn't go in far enough.

You can look at it to see its function if you wish.
Damm mines an 83! Still would like to see how it operates and in case I get an 84 or 85. I'll pm you. thx!
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:59 AM
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Damm mines an 83! Still would like to see how it operates and in case I get an 84 or 85. I'll pm you. thx!
I do some VW diesel work every now and then, I've been thinking about

adding this tool to the inventory

but most guys are satisfied with static timing. It would allow for watching timing adjustment at speed at least somewhat like the big dynamic timing Mercedes tool.
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:32 PM
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I do some VW diesel work every now and then, I've been thinking about

adding this tool to the inventory

but most guys are satisfied with static timing. It would allow for watching timing adjustment at speed at least somewhat like the big dynamic timing Mercedes tool.
The is a least 1 thread on these type of tools somewhere.
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Specialized Indicator for IP Timing

My understanding is that you need to time your Engine the regular way first. You put the Timing Light on and see what degrees it points to. Now you have created your own spec for your Engine.
After that you can use the Timing Light only.

I would ask them to send a copy of the instructions first to see how it really works.

My Volvo IP is timed similar to the VWs (in the year 1982). You insert a Dial Indicator with adapter (in my case the Asian made adapter ID only fit a Metric Indicator) into the Head of of the IP.
It is slow to use but a lot cheaper and I get to use the Metric Dial Indicator for my wheel bearing adjustment.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:49 PM
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I have one of these....seems to work great...I wrote down what you have to time it to...just have to find it...i used whatever number Brian gave a year or two back...works great.
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:12 PM
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Had a chat with the local bod at Maplins (prob same as your Tandy).

You can get small switches which are operated by the depression of a spring loaded ball, (imagine the latches for cupboard which have a large ball bearing spring loaded).

My thoughts on how to build a cheap electronic timing tool would use the MB static tool with the spring loaded centre removed. Replace this with the above ball operated electric switch insulated from the tool outer but with a positive feed going to the switch.

You would need to get the depth just right, to do this set pump up with old tool first so as notch is directly centred then calibrate the depth of your spring switch which needs to be glued in place.

Fit a small bulb and power source which is earthed to the chassis and this should then do a similar job.

The only thing I would say is it won't be anymore accurate just convenient and a lot quicker.
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