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Re: [T3] VW 1218 Tester

On 10 Jan 2003 at 22:29, Mark Fuhriman wrote:

> For a long time I have wanted to try running a VW 1218 FI tester on my car.

I think those were made by Grundig. I don't care for them as much as the Bosch 
ones, because the Bosch ones give you a meter so you can get a sense of the 
problem. To be fair, I've never used one of the Grundig ones, but I've watched 
one being used many years ago. They just have 3 lights on them that indicate 
that the part being tested is Okay, "Kinda' bad", or Bad. Since there are all 
degrees of "Kinda' bad" possible, I suspect that I would miss the meter 

BTW, there were 2 different models of the Bosch tester, early and late, and 
there were at least 2 different versions of the late one: One had pushbuttons 
with snap action, while the buttons on the other one just press in smoothly 
with no snap. The Bosch tester to get is the late model (checks all years, 
although the early one will be just fine for your 69) with the snap action 

Mine is the late one with smooth pushbuttons, and I have to wiggle those to 
make good contact.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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