Volkswagen Cars 2000-05

Injection Timing

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  1. Turn the engine to TDC of No. 1 cylinder.
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  3. Make sure the pump control lever is fully against the low idle stop.
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  5. Remove the center plug on the pump head and install the adapter tool VW-2066 or equivalent, and a dial indicator. Preload the dial indicator to 2.5mm.
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  7. Slowly turn the engine counterclockwise until the dial gauge stops moving, then zero the dial indicator. This is the bottom of the pump stroke.
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  9. Turn the engine clockwise until the TDC mark on the flywheel aligns with the pointer on the bell housing.
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  11. The dial indicator should read 0.95-1.05mm (0.0374-0.0413 inches).
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  13. If adjustment is required, remove the timing belt cover and loosen the pump mounting bolts without turning the engine.
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  15. Turn the pump body to make the dial indicator read 1.00mm (0.0394 inches).
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  17. Tighten the mounting bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) and turn the engine backwards about 1 turn. Turn the engine forwards to TDC of No. 1 cylinder and recheck the dial indicator.
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  19. When the correct setting is reached on the dial indicator, reinstall the belt cover and the center plug on the pump. Use a new copper gasket.
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