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mtelliott mtelliott is offline
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This is my thought. They put the distributor in wrong (sounds like a position off). They then just rotated the wires around so that it fired properly. They took the #1 and placed it where the #6 goes. They then took the #6 and placed it where the #2 goes, and so on (or whatever the firing order might be on your car).

Therefore, when the engine is at TDC, the rotor is pointing to where normally the #6 goes, which they placed the #1 on. I don't think this would really matter to how the engine ran, would just throw you off if you didn't know it.

I like to have things like they are suppose to so I would pull the distributor, put a new seal on it, set the engine at TDC verified by cam timing on #1 and the Z1 mark, then reinsert the distributor so that it is aligned properly.

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Old 07-19-2004, 01:43 PM
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