VW TDI Camshaft Sensor (PD encoder and CR)

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VW TDI Camshaft Sensor (PD encoder and CR)

Post by TDI Guy » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:07 pm


On pre 2008 VW TDI engines, there was a camshaft position sensor that monitored a disk with patterns, so that sensor was really an encoder - could tell camphase and engine position.

On the modern common rail TDI I don't know what the story is, does it monitor one splot, four slots where one slot is a different size or a double slot, or a pattern enoder.

So what I am wondering is, for both engines, how do you go about hooking up the scope, is there a varying voltage for different encoder positions or a digital word, or what is the story?

Sample cam traces would be great if anyone has these.

Thanks in advance.


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Re: VW TDI Camshaft Sensor (PD encoder and CR)

Post by olympia » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:38 pm

This is what i have from a 2005 golf 2.0 TDI BKD engine code.
Hopes that helps
Golf BKD 2.0 good camshaft signal.psdata
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