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Date:         Wed, 10 Jan 2001 21:28:47 -0800
Reply-To:     sg <sg@SUNSETWINONA.COM>
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From:         sg <sg@SUNSETWINONA.COM>
Subject:      Re: how did this happen ... ?
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hello again, list.

im starting to think i hooked up the wires leading from the distributor cap to the spark plugs wrong. i think i have the cap on right, there is a square notch in the bottom that seems to mate to a similiarly shaped depression in the distributor housing. does anybody know what order the wires go from the cap to the plugs?

roughly the diagram looks like:

plug1 plug2

cap connectA cap connectB cap connectC cap connectD

plug3 plug4

and i have 1 -> A, 2 -> B, 3 -> C, and 4 ->D, which seemed like the way to go, but i guess maybe not.

anybody know the correct way to wire this up on an 85 waterboxer? (or can anybody tell what the heck im talking about from my goofy little diagram? ;)


Matthew Pollard wrote:

> steve, are you sure the firing order is correct and that the first > cylinder is aimed at the little notch in the distributor, etc? Are you > getting a spark? I have done this before- that is put the plugs in the > wrong order and it very easy to do. > good luck > m > > Matthew Pollard > Dept. of Chemistry > University of Idaho

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