[tcb] Re: Help engine woes.

  • From: Gerald Livingston <gerald.tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 16:35:37 -0500

There are only 4 wires. One-at-a-time is a pain in the tookus in many
cases. Just take a paint pen and mark the #1 tower on your distributor
cap. then, draw the following on a piece of paper, laminate it, and
keep it handy. At some point you'll forget to take out your cheat sheet
and you'll get it right anyway and realize you no longer need it.

           Front of VW

CAP                      ENGINE

3 2                     3       1
4 1                     4       2


On Sun, 22 May 2011 15:41:56 -0500
Cari Smith <cariandpaul@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> That did the trick. We had the wires labeled incorrectly and were
> wrong about which cyl was #1. Now we will do them one at a time from
> now on.
> On May 22, 2011 3:15 PM, "w.wood" <evil.scientist.boo@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> I agree with Denis, the firing order is off.  Your firing order is
> 1-4-3-2. Looking at the engine compartment, the cylinder closest to
> the front of the car on the right is #1. #2 is the other on the right
> side.  #3 is closest to the front on the left and #4 is the other.
> There should be cylinder numbers stamped on the tin (if you have
> original VW engine tin)

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