88 80q Distributer repaired - Need help with re-installation

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Wed Jun 30 17:38:31 EDT 2004

> I know we've been through this before but I'm seriously not getting
> it. Now that my original marks are way off can some one step me
> through replacing this distributor correctly?
> Since you can put the distrubutor in - in any direction - and the
> outer housing rotates - Where does it line up.

Once it is in and keyed to the cam teeth, you simply turn the housing 
until the rotor lines up with a little mark on the housing at TDC.  If 
you can't find the mark, grab a dist cap and, roughly, the rotor should 
point to the #1 cylinder connection.

This will only be close, but the engine should run.  Now you use a 
timing light and set the idle timing to 12 deg BTDC.

Huw Powell



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