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Postby ChrisK » Thu Jul 04, 2002 10:06 pm

Hey, for all you Germanophiles, what does "zundfolge" mean? I see it cast on most (all?) VW engines, and BMWs. (Don't laugh if my question turns out to be a silly one.) My ideas: it is a brand/company name or alloy (magnesium) name? Thanks.
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Postby Dung_Beetle » Thu Jul 04, 2002 10:18 pm

are you talking about the gen pedestal? maybe it means fireing order.
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Postby Class 11 streeter » Thu Jul 04, 2002 11:11 pm

High school German was a little while ago for me, but thanks to the internet, online German to English translators are avaliable. Image

"Zundfolge" is a compound word, very common in the German language. (I can't reproduce the umlauts above the "u" here)
Translated individually, "zund" means "ignition" and "folge" means roughly "in sequence", "series", or "succession".
So, the assumption that it refers to firing order by saying "ignition sequence" is completely correct.


Postby ChrisK » Thu Jul 04, 2002 11:42 pm

Aha! You must be right...yup, I'm refering to the VW pedestal...also the BMW valvecovers. Thanks.
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Postby Glenn » Fri Jul 05, 2002 4:33 am

It means "order of ignition". Some of the "high quality" (joking) aftermarket stands translate it for us and say" firing order".


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