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Sure the firing order is correct? (archive)

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Posted by mikeS on June 28, 2001 at 19:40:34:

In Reply to: Adjusted the valves still runs rough posted by Ratt on June 28, 2001 at 16:45:49:

I know it sounds implausible, but it's really easy to get two plug wires swapped. Make sure that the order of the wires makes sense with respect to the rotation direction of the rotor, and make sure it points toward #1 cylinder when the #1 valves are closed (#1 TDC mark on camshaft straight up).

Once I spent a _lot_ of time chasing down a mystery problem, and it turned out to be that I had reversed the order of the wires. Firing order is 1342. If you reverse the wires entirely, because you think the rotor turns the opposite way, you make it 1243, so 1 and 4 are still firing correctly.

Mike


ok its going on three months sence i last drove my 02. Ive replaced my carb and had it adjusted, replaced my rotor, points plugs and wires. and i've adjusted my valves. i tried to start the car and shell run but idle is rough and then when you try to accelarate it takes forever to and misses stedily. i've tried to time the car many of times to no sucsess. I have Ran out of ideas on what to do now. Any help will get me closer to driving my car, and not my dads 320I P.O.S. agian

TIA
Andy
70 02
71 02 (major project)





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