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Date:         Wed, 10 Jan 2001 10:31:03 +1000
Reply-To:     Simon Glen <simonglen@BIGPOND.COM>
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From:         Simon Glen <simonglen@BIGPOND.COM>
Subject:      Re: Cylinder Numbering
Comments: To: Daniel Schmitz <djs@GENE.COM>
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Daniel Schmitz's advice on cylinder numbering is flawed !!!!!

As an Australian vehicle, Jack Newton's 1989 T3 Transporter campervan has right hand steering! So, number 1 cylinder is not "on the passenger side of the engine" !!! For him, that is number 3 !

Standing at the back of the vehicle and looking at the engine, number 1 is on the right closest to the flywheel while number 3 is on the left closest to the flywheel.

Simon Glen, Toowoomba, Australia 1992 VW T3 Transporter Syncro van 1969 VW 411

Daniel Schmitz wrote:

> Number 1 cylinder is the one closest to the flywheel (should be on the > passenger side of the engine). You will notice that the pairs of > cylinders on each side are somewhat offset from each other. > > 1-4-3-2 is correct for firing order. > > Dan > > Jack Newton wrote: > > > > It may sound elementary but I cannot find in Bentley the way the cylinders > > are numbered. Can someone tell me which cylinder is which? (I took off the > > plug leads and according to Bentley the firing order is 1-4-3-2 but which is > > #1 cylinder?) > > > > Thanks > > > > Jack Newton > > > > Sydney Australia > > '89 Transporter Campervan

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