Juju

I replaced the crankshaft pulley awhile ago. Now I want to adjust the valve clearances.  On the crankshaft pulley, there is two notches, I want to know if these marks represent the top dead center on the left side of center and maybe a few degrees before top on the right mark?  The cylinders have to be at top to adjust valves.  One of these marks has to be on the block split line to be TDC.

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It all depends on what year the Pully is off of. See this link -> Pulley Markings used to set Timing <> http://www.1800vw.bizhosting.com/boshingpartnum.htm and this one  -> http://www.1800vw.bizhosting.com/ingtiming.htm
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MY72BUG
Hi juju, it's Dan.  I consulted " Fix Your Volkswagen " by Larry Johnson ( Goodheart Wilcox Publishers )  On page 11 they have a good explanation for valve lash setting.  They say that if your pulley has two marks on it, use the left hand mark for valve adjustments.  Bring it to the point where the case sides meet and you should be in business.  Rotate it 180 degrees at a time and follow your firing order for the other cylinders.  MY 72 BUG
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Juju

Thanks guys I think I can handle this one.  I took my car in today for emissions test and it passed in blazing glory so am happy camper even though valves have a bit of clicking.  I think I might see the valve clearance change by rotating crank pulley back and forth til I know I am right on TDC. ( Vic the pulley is an after market new one so hope it was not off anything)Thanks again.

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