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HEI in a pre 1962, 235 c.i inline six

You don't have to spend 200.00 and up on a distributor for your pre-1962 235 in-line six.All you have to do is find a donner 1975-1980 six cylinder HEI distributor.Once you get your hands on one you can't just put it in and think your engine will be fine.The oil pump drive or end of the distributor is too short to engage the pump and will not pump oil into the gallies.So you must remove end by driving out roll pin and running 4 to 5 weld beads to make the shaft longer, a min. of 3/16 in.Then re-shape and chamfer end as needed.You should be able to find a suitable distributor at your local junkyard or check online.As long as you have the space for the bigger cap, you will notice a differance in idle and perrfomance.

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I have installed a new distributor and lost the right crank position. I cranked the engine to TDC but after replacing the distributor back in facing the #1 cylinder I attempted to start it but didn


I am not sure about your model but for a six cylinder firing order usually is 153624. Since you said that before removing the old distributor you cranked the engine to TDC and on fitting the new distributor you should put the rotor in position of cylinder 1 and to be fitted on the correct advance position.But you said that you don't have any spark you mean from the distributor to the spark plugs? If so is not your timing marks but something is wrong wit the connector to distributor or the coil or distributor itself. Carry furthe checks about if you can or ask an expert to do so.

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Error Code P0302 1996 Volvo 850 GLT


Diagnostic Test Code (DTC) P0302 has a generic description of "Cylinder Misfire - Cylinder Number 2".

A misfire simply means that when it came time for that cylinder to fire, it missed its chance.
There are many things that can cause a misfire. Some of the things are listed below. Diagnostics should be performed to eliminate the possible causes so you don't spend a lot of money replacing parts trying to "guess" what is causing it.

These are just SOME of the possible causes:

> Spark plugs
> Ignition cables
> Ignition coil
> Distributor cap (if equipped)
> Fuel injector
> Fuel injector circuits
> Burned engine valves
> Blown head gasket
> Cracked cylinder head
> Piston damage
> Cylinder block damage
> Broken valve springs
> Damaged camshaft
> Vacuum leaks

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how is the best way to bleed a master and slave cylinder for a clutch on a 01 dodge 2500 6 speed with the cummins


Bleeding any Dodge clutch hydraulics are very difficult & almost impossible. The best solution is to buy the whole assembly (master,line,slave) from the dealer. Its pre-bleed & all together. So don't separate or open system!!!! just install & go. Also do not remove plastic piece that holds the pin in at the slave.There is a reason(manufacturer) does all of this. It might seem expensive but the time you spend trying to bleed & or replace parts to fix it, will pay off.

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what should the ignition timing be set at


3 cylinder 5 degrees at 750-850 RPM ( with terminal "T" at six pin connector connected to ground )

4 cylinder 3-7 degrees at under 1000 RPM ( must have vacuum line discounted and plugged the line closet to the distributor body )


Jan 15, 2011 | 1992 Daihatsu Charade

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distrbutor to spark plug wiring


Hey there janandshane,

I've got a 91 Wrangler, lots of fun. Here's your info.

Viewed from above, front of vehicle on the right side, cylinder locations are:
6 5 4 3 2 1 for a six cylinder and 4 3 2 1 for a four Cylinder

The firing order is:
1 5 3 6 2 4 for the six and 1 3 4 2 for the four.

The distributor rotation is clockwise.

To find Top dead center (for wire to cylinder #1 on distributor), look for and line up the timing marks on the crankshaft (front of the engine).

Or, pull the #1 spark plug, stuff the hole with a cork or a rag. Slowly crank the engine until the cork pops out.

Pull the distributor off. The rotor is pointing where the plug for cylinder #1 should go. The rest of the wires go in the firing order clockwise.

That about covers it.

Remember: Good things come to those who rate. How about a nice FixYa?

Mike

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