Distributor gear replaced, no start

Henry A Harper III hah at alumni.rice.edu
Sun Apr 9 10:50:07 EDT 2006

Yes, since the flywheel/crankshaft rotates twice for every once that the
camshaft does (and the dist is driven from the camshaft) you could be at the
"wrong" 0 on flywheel and have dist 180 deg off if you haven't checked cam

> Make sure the mark on the top lip of the distributor, and the
> mark under the
> rotor all line up facing the water manifold inlet (bently). Oh ya
> check the
> marks on the cam gear under plastic. There is an arrow on the valve cover
> and a mark on the gear.
> Andrew W. Schlueter
> '91 Audi 200tq20v Avant
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 200q20v-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:200q20v-bounces at audifans.com] On
> Behalf Of Ed Kellock
> Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2006 10:19 PM
> To: 'q - 200q20v'
> Subject: Distributor gear replaced, no start
> 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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