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    D1 300TDI Timing Assistance

    Hi all,

    My new to me 300tdi D1 has the timing a little out as it blows some white smoke (diesel smelling, no fuel in the coolant and newish head, and timing belt isn't that old) on start up and is down on power a little. Anyone with a guage and the locking pins want to assist me in the Alexandra Vic area?

    If not, I'll buy all the kit myself and have a crack. Just thought I'd ask first as I haven't done it before.

    Cheers,

    Pricey.

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    So a week with no answer. Near 70 views and not one reply? I might cry myself to sleep tonight.....

    Maybe I'm used to the D2 area? But surely there are still fans of the mighty D1 on this site? C'mon 300 and 200 TDI owners, pull yourself together! Maybe you're all out doing timing belts? D1 300TDI Timing Assistance

    So bugger it, I just went and bought my very own Bosch VE timing gauge. I went to fourby.uk first as they seem to have some awesome kit on their website. That is until you get to the postage bit. 75 UK pounds!!! For a small parcel from the UK? **** that!

    So off to eBay I go. Now I won't tell you which kit I got incase it doesn't work. But if it do, I'll post the link. I paid $56. Let's see if it's any good.

    Have my drill bit and a way of finding TDC. What could possibly go wrong? D1 300TDI Timing Assistance

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    I'm laughing only in that I had it in mind to answer ..

    I got a dial gauge, but having trouble finding a reasonbly priced adapter to fit to the IP pump.

    Found a couple of adapter kits on the bay too .. which say VW bosch kits but they say the adapter sets are for M10 and M12 fittings.
    I'm sure(could be wrong) that the Tdi pump has M8 threads on the pump.

    Then I'm thinking to self... am I over thinking it all.
    Never done it myself, should have ages ago having now done two timing belts myself(I have the tools to to that easy enough).

    have searched much info about timing the pump via lift, and found JC reckons that 1.6mm lift helps the Tdi a bit(and I'm always up for a bit of tinkering).

    Main problem is time to do it all.
    Alexandra is a nice drive (from my place) ... so would have been up for the trip to help .. etc.

    But in the end .. I didn't reply(sorry)
    If I had, it'd only have been a half-@$$ed reply in that I only have half the bits you need.

    is yours auto or manual?
    Cheers,
    Arthur.

    '99 D1 300 Tdi Auto

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    yeah, but where are you, first time I saw this thread... they're easy enough to miss.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blknight.aus View Post
    yeah, but where are you, first time I saw this thread... they're easy enough to miss.
    Alexandra(Vic) he said.
    Cheers,
    Arthur.

    '99 D1 300 Tdi Auto

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK83 View Post


    I'm laughing only in that I had it in mind to answer ..

    I got a dial gauge, but having trouble finding a reasonbly priced adapter to fit to the IP pump.

    Found a couple of adapter kits on the bay too .. which say VW bosch kits but they say the adapter sets are for M10 and M12 fittings.
    I'm sure(could be wrong) that the Tdi pump has M8 threads on the pump.

    Then I'm thinking to self... am I over thinking it all.
    Never done it myself, should have ages ago having now done two timing belts myself(I have the tools to to that easy enough).

    have searched much info about timing the pump via lift, and found JC reckons that 1.6mm lift helps the Tdi a bit(and I'm always up for a bit of tinkering).

    Main problem is time to do it all.
    Alexandra is a nice drive (from my place) ... so would have been up for the trip to help .. etc.

    But in the end .. I didn't reply(sorry)
    If I had, it'd only have been a half-@$$ed reply in that I only have half the bits you need.

    is yours auto or manual?
    Manual

    Yep, I saw JC recommends a 1.6mm lift. That's what I'll aim for.

    The dial I bought says it does VE pumps so will give it a crack.

    I was only having a dig - thanks for checking in though fellas, appreciate it.

    I've watched a heap of vids, have a workshop manual and some pretty good tools. She'll be right!

    When I totally stuff it up I'll reach out D1 300TDI Timing Assistance

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    ID love to come help, but, lockdown.
    Dave

    "In a Landrover the other vehicle is your crumple zone."

    For spelling call Rogets, for mechanicing call me.

    Fozzy, 2.25D SIII Ex DCA Ute
    TDI D1(parting/ed)
    Tdi autoManual d1 (Kept it for the girlfriend)
    Archaeopteryx 1990 6x6 dual cab(This things staying)


    If you've benefited from one or more of my posts please remember, your taxes paid for my skill sets, I'm just trying to make sure you get your monies worth.
    If you think you're in front on the deal, pay it forwards.

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    LOL! yep!
    Cheers,
    Arthur.

    '99 D1 300 Tdi Auto

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    Thanks guys. Appreciate it. I'll have a few days to play with it now anyway. Hopefully Australia Post will still get my gauge to me over the next few days.

    That and the power steering pipe I'm waiting on from England. D1 300TDI Timing Assistance

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    So, finished off the powers steering no dramas.

    But have a look at this ****! I have never in my 43 and a bit years had a 10mm bolt done up as tight as those on my VE pump guide plate. I've got two bolts out but the last one is not moving. Aaaaaaareergh!

    Check out the stuffed threads on this bolt! What sort of knuckle dragger does a bolt up this tight? Never seen anything like it!

    So if anyone has any ideas how to get it out, I'm all ears.

    I noticed they were tight so took my tools off it straight away and went and bought a new 6 sided socket just to make sure I could get them out. Which didn't work.

    There is also not enough room to hammer a socket on. Jesus Christ it's frustrating.

    Even have my DTF gauge all hooked up and ready to go.

    Have a look at that little ***** of a thing. I'm pretty sure it's laughing at me.

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