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    Verion Needed For TDI Injection Pump Timing

    I have a 2000 Jetta TDI and i am thinking about doing the timing belt my self. Im not sure which version of VCDS i would need to be able to set the injection pump timing. When i go to the page to download VCDS-lite, it says it has the "TDI Timing checker plug in". Does this mean i will be able to adjust the timing with the free version? If it wont and i need to have the registered version, will the registered version of VCDS-lite still work with a 3rd party interface/cable or will i need to purchase one of your cables?

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    Hello,

    When i go to the page to download VCDS-lite, it says it has the "TDI Timing checker plug in". Does this mean i will be able to adjust the timing with the free version? If it wont and i need to have the registered version, will the registered version of VCDS-lite still work with a 3rd party interface/cable or will i need to purchase one of your cables?
    Have a look at this Ross-Tech website page.

    http://www.ross-tech.com/vcds-lite/index.html

    and

    http://www.ross-tech.com/vag-com/vag-functions.html


    Free Shareware:

    Cannot do AutoScan
    Won't display text for all fault codes
    No Basic Settings (so no TBA, Xenon leveling, etc or checking timing on TDI's)
    No Adaptation Saving (so no changing of locking/lights/horn behavior)
    No Output Tests
    No tech support from Ross-Tech

    Personally I would choose on of these, because of the one year warranty and the customer support you can receive with our cables...

    http://store.ross-tech.com/shop/VCKII.html

    or

    http://store.ross-tech.com/shop/VCHUC.html


    Hope this Helps,

    Peter

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    The registered version of VCDS-Lite ($99) does work just fine for TDI Timing checks.

    Please note that you cannot "Adjust" the timing with any scan tool. The adjustment is done mechanically. A scan tool is used to CHECK the timing.

    -Uwe-
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Thank you for your responses. I guess I just got confused when i went to this page ( http://www.ross-tech.com/vcds-lite/download/index.html ) and it said "Includes the VC-Scope and TDI Timing Checker "Plug-Ins" just below the download button.

    Sounds like I will just have to save up a little more and get the full version like Peter suggested. Thank you!

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    VCDS-Lite does include the TDI Timing Checker plug-in. However, it depends on functionality (Basic Settings) that's only available in the registered version of VCDS-Lite.

    The registered version of VCDS-Lite will do everything you could need or want to do on a 2000 Jetta TDI, the catch is, you need to buy a 3rd party interface (they're pretty cheap, under $20), we don't provide start-up support, and the activation for the registered version is tied to a particular PC (with one change of PCs per license).

    With the full (non-Lite) version of VCDS, we send you an interface that's guaranteed to work, that we provide start-up support for, and the activation for the software is stored in the interface, which means you can use it on any PC.

    -Uwe-
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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