Distributor gear replaced, no start

Ed Kellock ekellock at adelphia.net
Sun Apr 9 11:20:05 EDT 2006

This may very well be the issue as I did not check cam timing at all.  (Is
that cover hard to remove?)  

In regard to the flywheel mark and per the instructions in the link below, I
have found the 0 mark on the flywheel and the "flat shaped edge" in the
transmission mounting hole that is shown in the picture, I also have a line
scribed in the metal adjacent to that flat-shaped-edge on that same piece of
metal (the part that does not rotate).  I lined the 0 up with that prior to
disassembly, not the flat shaped edge.  I suspect that this may have been

Back under the hood this morning,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Schulz [mailto:pcschulz at comcast.net] 
> Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2006 7:12 AM
> To: Ed Kellock; 'q - 200q20v'
> Subject: Re: Distributor gear replaced, no start
> Ed:
> See if you can take some pictures and post...
> You definitely have a timing issue...
> Distributor  cap firing order is as you said, 1-2-4-5-3, starting 
> from about the 8'clock position when looking at the dist with 
> the cap off.
> http://www.sjmautotechnik.com/trouble_shooting/eng.html#tim
> may help....
> -Peter
> At 10:19 PM 4/8/2006, Ed Kellock wrote:
> >My first thought is spark plug wire order.  I removed them 
> all from the 
> >cap without marking and put them back starting with #1 and going 
> >clockwise through the firing order.  Is this an acceptable 
> approach?  
> >Bently says 1-2-4-5-3, is this correct?
> >
> >When I removed the dist, I got the rotor in pointing at the #1 spark 
> >plug and set the 0 at the hash mark in the flywheel window.  Then I 
> >marked the distributor base and the mounting flange.  I did 
> not notice 
> >the mark on the revolving hall window thingy inside the dist 
> which of 
> >course has a mark that should line up with the mark on the 
> dist body.  
> >When I put it back, with my marks lined up, those marks were not.  I 
> >double-checked the 0 in the flywheel window and it had not 
> moved, so I 
> >went with my marks, thinking maybe I shouldn't have lined up 
> the 0 on 
> >the has mark but instead centered it on the S curve part in 
> there like 
> >some of the pictures in the book show. Nevertheless, I believe I 
> >replaced it with the same timing as when I removed it.
> >
> >When I cranked it over, it would catch but not start.  There was one 
> >ill-timed firing which is when I quit cuz I know that 
> indicates there's 
> >something not timed right.
> >
> >Anyhow, I've quit for the night and will return tomorrow morning to 
> >check timing marks etc.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Ed
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