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post #1 of 51 Old 11-17-2008, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Time to learn: Can you use a timing light on a diesel?

Yes or no, can you use a timing light on a diesel?



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I will say yes, but why? If you can get a signal from an injector wire then you would have the signal to flash the light, paint a mark on the balancer and go at it. But what you would do with this info I dont know the only time that I have ever used a light is on a car with a distributor, fuel injected car its all done in the computer.



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I say no, but I'm not really sure

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I am saying yes, but im not all here tonight... so i may think different in the morning
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you can on mechanical diesels where the injection pump has to be timed, there is a special adapter that clamps to the fuel line and the timing light works off that

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you can on mechanical diesels where the injection pump has to be timed, there is a special adapter that clamps to the fuel line and the timing light works off that
Ive only done it once at school, on 94 pump and line.

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uhhh. I say no because I have seen it used on a gasser dealing with a distributor.

semi un-educated guess lol

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