[tcb] Re: Help engine woes.

  • From: "w.wood" <evil.scientist.boo@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 20:02:05 -0400

Glad it worked.  Also you can remove the plugs one at a time.
On May 22, 2011 3:42 PM, "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
> car on the right is #1. #2 is the other on the right side. #3 is closest
> the front on the left and #4 is the other. There should be cylinder
> stamped on the tin (if you have original VW engine tin)
> Anyway, there's an easy way to get out of this mess. Rotate the engine by
> hand until the TDC timing marks line up with the split in your engine
> At that point you are either at firing point for #1 or #3. Pop the cap off
> of the distributor and see where the rotor is .. Above that on the cap
> should be the #1 or #3 wire. Adjust your wires clockwise on the cap based
> on that. Now, you have a 50 50 chance this way. If you want to be 100%
> sure pop off the right side valve cover for #1/#2 side and make sure that
> both rockers are up for #1. If not, rotate the engine 360 degrees until
> rockers are up. By "Up" I mean not opening either the intake or exhaust
> valve. YOu should also have .006" of clearance between the top of the
> and the rocker arm, measured with a feeler gauge. At that point
> you know you're at #1, TDC and the rotor will need to point to the #1
> plug position. The rotor runs clockwise so clockwise from #1, will be #4,
> then opposite #1 will be #3 and finally #2.
> On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 12:10 PM, Cari Smith <cariandpaul@xxxxxxxxx>
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