Boost and TDC and distributors

Peter Schulz peschulz at
Fri Jul 19 10:55:44 EDT 2002


Car is a 1991 200 20v (3b)
Before I replaced the distributor, I set the engine to #1 cylinder TDC by rotating the engine so that the old distributor rotor aligned with the small slot in the distributor body (approximately 8'oclock for #1), pulling #1 plug and inserting a straw (visual indication of TDC)  and setting the flywheel 0 and hashmark in the bell transmission window.

I removed the distributor and installed the new one, tried to make sure the  rotor and the body hashmark lined up.

Good news is that the car starts up - bad news is that I get a 2113 code (dist alignment)

I loosened the distributor mounting bolt and turned the distributor clockwise and counter clockwise.
Car still starts and throws a 2113.

What gives?

At 10:52 AM 6/24/2002 -0400, QSHIPQ at wrote:
>Bernie:  The distributor in the turbo cars is a single window type.  The
>distributor reference signal/flywheel reference signal is verified ONLY on
>startup, after which the distributor reference signal is ignored, and the car
>operates on rpm and flywheel only (per Mike's post).
>Scott Justusson
>QSHIPQ Performance Tuning

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