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lucittm lucittm is offline
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Congratulations on your new acquisition. As far as your timing situation, there is no timing chain. The distributor is geared to the intermediate shaft that drives the cams at the rear of the engine and the oil pump at the front of the engine.

It is possible that someone removed the distributor and did not replace it correctly. In other words, the engine was turned over, or more likely, the distributor shaft was turned when it was out of the engine. Quite possible if the distributor was serviced or inspected.

Ensure that the #1 wire is in the proper location and your spark plug wires are connected to the distributor cap in the correct order. Point the rotor to have it line up with #1 when it rotates as you reinsert it into the crankcase. I think you know the drill.

Good Luck,
1991 964 Polar Silver Metallic Turbo Coupe
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