Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by John Scott, Feb 21, 2021.
Yes it will. Homelessduck uses it.
I'm thinking about getting one myself. What type of timing light do you use with it? That's the same type that we used to use in the shop I used to work at. I have no idea what timing light it was. The light and meter were both there before I started there.
You don't need to use a timing light with the DTI setup. It does have a trigger for a timing light if you want to use one.
My mag probe hole is wobbly on my 6.9 so I just used a cheap timing light I got for free. Any timing light will work.
Doesn't it have to plug in to the meter in the spot labeled "timing light"? That's where ours hooked up.
Not on this model. From the instructions;
On this meter you can clamp any basic timing light around that metal bar on the back of the meter in the picture above. It's a very versatile meter .
I used that same meter to time my truck a week or so ago. I found it quite good.
The transducer is marked 6.35. That's 6.35mm. It translates to 1/4 inch, which is what our trucks have for injector lines. At first I thought it was too small, but it worked perfectly.
The only problem I had was that the tachometer on the meter did not agree with the tach on the truck. There was about 150 rpm difference between the two. I had the meter sitting on the hood so I could see both tachs. There was a difference.
Maybe our timing light did hook up the same way. I really don't remember right now. Anyway, timing light hook up aside, I did just pull the trigger on one. Now I'll just have to buy a timing light. It's about time. I've needed one for years. The last time that I asked the closest diesel shop (to me) about setting the timing, it was going to be $80 and that was 5 or 6 years ago. It could be $100 now. At those rates, it won't take many times to pay for this meter and a light. That's not counting the costs of fuel and time to drive there. By the way, I'm also not real impressed by them and I've had a couple of other people tell me the same thing.
You don't need a timing light if your timing tube on your engine is solid. The meter comes with the mag probe. I just have to use a light because my timing tube is wonky and moves around.
I've always used a light and I prefer that method. I may experiment with the mag probe, but then again, maybe not. At this point, I don't know the condition of the timing tube on my engine. I've seen them loose like yours, I've also seen the entire bracket missing. I know, if the bracket's missing, then you can't time one of our engines without the luminosity probe.
I got it on ebay... u r welcome to it when I am done with it if u want
I'm so sick of not knowing where my timing is
You will likely need to grind the probe pickup down slightly to fit. Its just a slightly larger diameter than the IDI 's timing port. The timing light will work with no modifications, but I prefer the probe, it seems more accurate and easier to use.
I have the same unit.
I have the DTI unit. I seem to recall that the add said it was for a Humvee, but that it would work on other trucks as well. Once I cleaned the port with a drill bit (twisted by hand only) the probe fit perfectly. You can also use a timing light, but the timing unit did not come with one.
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