SPARK PLUG WIRE/ DISTRIBUTOR CAP

1974 Volkswagen Beetle

Tiny

rob smt

May, 27, 2009 AT 4:05 PM

Engine Performance problem
1974 Volkswagen Beetle 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 54000 miles

Hi
I changed my wires, cap, & rotor but forgot to look at the order in which or spot they came of the distributor cap. The book says facing forward (front of car) # 1 is to the right then 2 then to the left side front 3 then 4 how do you place them on the distributor cap?

Thank you

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2 Answers

Tiny

jalopypapa

June, 1, 2009 AT 1:05 PM

Firing order is 1-4-3-2. With the distributor cap off, turn the engine until a notch or mark in the pulley is at the top, lined up with the edge between the two sides off the engine case, and the rotor points toward a notch on the edge of the distributor base. Put the distributor cap on and the No. 1 wire over where the rotor points. Then No. 4 and so on, I think clockwise. Turn the engine clockwise--whichever way the distributor turns, put them on in that order.

Tiny

rob smt

June, 2, 2009 AT 9:48 PM

Thankyou I'll try that and let you know thanks again

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