I think they are. Except when I put the wire in firing order it doesn't work. I have to switch them backwards. Instead of it being 4 8 it is 1 5 why is that.
3 7. 2 6
2 6. 3 7
1 5 4 8
Front of engine
August, 10, 2012 AT 8:00 AM
Check the firing order with this pic.
August, 10, 2012 AT 10:17 PM
I've tried it. It's doesn't work. On the engine I have to put the wire backwards. I have to put wire 1 to 4 and 4 to one and 2 to 3and 3 to 4 same on the other side. Never seen anything like this on a car before. My number 1 starts at the fire wall and four is in the front and 5 is by the Dr fire wall. And 8 is in the front
August, 11, 2012 AT 12:32 AM
If it were me id pull the number one spark plug out and put the motor to top dead center on compression stroke, you can find out if it is compression stroke using a compression gauge. Once on top dead center number 1. Pull your distributor cap off and see if the rotor is pointing towards number one wire. If not you need to pull out the distributor and reset it correctly and then wire it like the diagram shows.
August, 11, 2012 AT 12:34 AM
The distributor is 180Deg out, what you need to do is remove plugs and coil lead, turn engine by hand and feel for compression on #1 cylinder, check timing mark and turn engine till pointer is at around 10deg BTDC remove distributor and re position so rotor is as shown in pic, re fit leads as shown, this should be close enough to start and re time with timing light.
August, 11, 2012 AT 12:37 AM
The reason I said this is because it sounds like someone along the line installed the distributor incorrectly and arranged the wires to make it work. The only other thing that it could be is intake valve train problems. Was it running ok before the tune up?
August, 11, 2012 AT 1:13 AM
LOST WITH ALL OF THIS?
NEED SOME "HANDS ON"?????
YOUR DISTRIBUTOR CAN BE DROPPED IN WITH THE ROTOR BUTTON POINTING TO MANY POSITIONS--WHAT MATTERS IS "WHERE" THE ROTOR BUTTON WINDS UP, WHEN THE #1 PISTON IS AT TOP DEAD CENTER (TDC)
"NUMBER 1" PLUG WIRE MUST CORRESPOND, NO MATTER WHERE IT WINDS UP ON THE DISTRIBUTOR....FROM THERE YOUR SEQUENCE IS CCW 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8
TO KEEP ALL OF THIS "TEXTBOOK" (EVEN THOUGH THIS WOULD WORK W/THE ROTOR BUTTON POINTING ANYWHERE)
THE DISTRIBUTOR MUST BE INSTALLED WHILE #1 PISTON IS AT TDC, WITH THE ROTOR BUTTON POINTING AT "1" AS IN THE PIC PROVIDED BY mhpautos.......THEN THE PIC WOULD WORK FOR YOU, AS 'SOMEONE' HAD TO SORTA "SET" THE STANDARD OF WHERE TO POINT THE ROTOR BUTTON AT TDC
THE "TDC" PART OF THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT!
I KNOW....OVER YOUR HEAD!
LEMME GET YOU A "MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO" THING GOING, IT WILL WORK THE BEST!
I HAVE 2 BUDDIES WHO HELP ME SOMETIMES (THEY DON'T KNOW THEY ARE MY BUDDIES!).......TAKE ALL OF THIS IN!....FORGET WHAT 'FRED' DOWN THE STREET SAID!