I have a 2.0 liter ARB Eurospec conversion in a 85 Vanagon. The tag states that it is a ARB E.O. No. D-459, Engine Family VW2.0V6GFFA EVAP VW-V. The ignition is too far advanced at start up. If you can get it started the ignition timing is fine. Any Ideas? Also it hat a black wire with a white stripe coming out of the harness by the computer. Does that go to the check engine light. I would like to get the codes out of this.
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with a VW. The VW Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes. I own a independent VW shop and have the test equipment (Ross-Tech scanner) I just can not find any information on this engine.
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Minor tune, timing belt
, double checked the timing marks and checked timing when idling is 5 btdc and advances to about 40 btdc at 3000 rpm. The problem seams to be that it advances about 40* btdc during start up instead of being at about tdc for start up.
JA: Is there anything else the VW Mechanic should be aware of about your VW?
Customer: What is this engine out of? So I can look it up next time myself.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the VW Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.