Thanks a heap for the brilliant tips. I was beginning to think that the new parts may have been compromised, and should have gone back and tested the coil, wires and plugs after assuming they would function out of the box. Cylinder 1 was always the wet one, so that would seem to narrow the culprits down to the individual coil or wire which were not switched in the process (the plugs got moved around). My apprehension was that it would be a cracked piston or ring spitting fresh oil on the plug, but the exhaust was perfectly clear so that would indicate a lack of spark and combustion while running.
However, given my schedule and time constraints I had to throw in the towel on the family van and have the guys at the shop figure out what I missed. See what they find.
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 AT 11:29 AM