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    Thread: DIY Ignition Timing Light (That is make one) ?

    1. 01-02-2009 12:55 PM #1
      I read on a Swedish website that it is very easy and possible to build an Ignition Timing Light looking something like this :

      Is this a bad idea?

      http://hem.passagen.se/johan.s...n.htm

      Raptor


      Modified by Eikido at 10:05 AM 1-2-2009


    2. 01-19-2009 12:49 PM #2
      Its not worth it. Go to harbor freight if there is one near you and you can buy a timing gun for $15

    3. 01-19-2009 02:18 PM #3
      That's for static timing (ie with the engine off)... which is how the aircooled vdubs used to be adjusted way way back in the day. BTDT... in my youth of course.

      Not gonna work for our engines.. timing values specifications are dynamic (ie engine running) so you need a strobe.

      Vince Waldon
      Edmonton Alberta Canada
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      2001 blue TDI Jetta, .216s, SB III, and Malone Stage 3. grrrr baby...very grrrrrrr ;-)

    4. 01-19-2009 02:22 PM #4
      No no my friend the ones at harbor freight are strobe timing guns, while the engine is running

      http://www.harborfreight.com/c...it=Go


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      01-19-2009 02:23 PM #5
      he was answering the first post
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