Distributor gear replaced, no start
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
> 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.
> may help....
> 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
> >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.
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> -Peter Schulz
> Chelmsford Ma, USA
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