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You could try turning off the engine and setting up to 6 degrees [or where you want]. Then mark the front where the pulleys are. You really only need to make 2 marks. One on the pulley and one on the cover. Put the two paint marks where you can see them. Once the engine is running, then you turn the distributor till the marks line up.
Only you know what those two marks are for, but isn't that all that matters?
Here's an old school one which I have but the cable keeps falling out:
Harbor Freight sells an advance timing light. It also uses a knob and also has a easily removable (fall-out-able) cord:
This is the one I use now. Not only is it digital but the cord isn't going to just fall out in the middle of trying to time your car:
Summit Racing has a bunch also:
That's basically how timing marks used to be set up on cars. That or a pointer with calibrated marks.
My Buick has its timing mark on the flywheel also. It has a little door over it that looks exactly like a key tag. You swing that out of the way. I guess the flywheel can be put on wrong then you can't time it using the timing mark.
There are no Sears in Utah any more so I guess they are just online for most of us.
I get texts every day from Sears about sales.
I bought a Diehard battery at our last Sear's going out of business sale. I wish I had bought two.
Sears is in trouble now because they sold Craftsman to another tool company (it's on the tip of my tongue) but are still allowed to use the name - for now. I guess Sears was saying something like they had the "true" Craftsman tools after they sold them off.
Yeah it’s too bad about them. Mine just closed. I have a ton of craftsman tools. I liked their warranties with free replacements but even that went down hill. Would replace with refurbished ones that were as bad as What i was exchanging. Used to be with new!! They did have good batteries. Pricey but good. Didn’t Lowe’s pick up brand?
You working on your scirocco today. . Wish I had fellow enthusiasts local to help and be helped. Seem to be scattered around the country.
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I was surprised when the BX (military exchange) started selling Craftsman and that's probably been 20 years. I bought a set of Craftsman cordless drills at the BX.
I was shocked when I was browsing at a typical run down K-Mart and saw Craftsman tools. That was before I learned that some investor bought both and decided to merge them.
My Craftsman socket set and metric wrenches walked away right before my Sears closed.
I thought about buying a new set but the metric socket sets they had in stock were 1/4" drive. I think "my" Sears also had 3/8" drive metric sockets but not in a set. They had a set of metric wrenches but every hand tool was made in China.
They did have a set with SAE and Metric sockets but I like separate sets.
I am pretty sure my Craftsman tools were all American made. They returned recently but I hid them better so they don't wander off again.
I found a socket set like mine on eBay that was made in the USA but it was missing a socket and they wanted more than I was willing to pay.
I can't prove anything but I knew where they were. The next time I needed them they weren't where I put them. Looked in every place I "could" have put them. Not anywhere. Looked places they could have been moved if somebody was cleaning up. Looked in the Scirocco. Looked in the trunks of every other car I have here. No dice. Not any place. Even checked inside because I sometimes use VCDS and leave my VW running with the garage door open. I have moved the tools inside if I am not right there every second. Not in my default inside hiding place either.
Every time I went in the garage, I checked everywhere again (because I suspected foul play). Fast forward about 6 months. I look in a box in the garage and all of my missing tools are right there. Not a place I would have put them even if I was hiding them. Can't rule it out definitively though because I have been known to hide stuff in a "safe" place and not look there. However, that box had been searched at least a dozen times after the tools disappeared.
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Wow Eric!!! Is it possible that you have some paranormal activity going on in your house/neighborhood? Unless you know for certainty that it is of this dimension these occurrences are happening?? Just saying
Ummmmm. Shouldn’t we be working on cars or something
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