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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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.



Post by 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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Post by 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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Re: Zundfolge?

Post by Piech » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:11 am

Usually followed by a set of numbers corresponding to your cylinder firing order. Four for four-cylinder, etc.

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