[Mgs] MGA 180 out Distributor Mystery

Richard Ewald richard.ewald at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 06:41:03 MDT 2012

Air cooled VWs had different timing on the #3 cylinder. The oil cooler sat on
top of #3 so it naturally ran hotter.
By playing with the cam and ignition timing they tried to get it to create
less heat in that cylinder.
This is why AC VWs have such an odd sounding idle.

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On Oct 23, 2012, at 4:47, "Stephen West-Fisher" <steve at coastaldatasystems.com>

> You are probably correct in this application, but...
> I would not generalize this to all engines. I seem to recall something
> the lobe timing being different on some engines, but I do not recall the
> application just now.

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