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Huge distributor problem. Please help.

My car was running kinda choppy. Sent it to my dads shop to get checked out and they said it was the distributor. Unfortunately my dad likes to leave information out. And he said "Just take your distributor out of your car and pop it into this one". I had the same exact car as the new car I Was driving. Just the other one wouldn't work when I changed the fuel pump(Still wouldn't turn the fuel pump on".

So I went about changing my distributor but I think I did it incorrectly. I took off the distributor collar bolts and took out the old one(After removing the wires). It popped right out. After that I put the new one in and I hadn't known that the collar had to align with the last one. I also had my firing order incorrect, so I got the car to start but it was back firing and puting. There was also gray smoke that came through where the cd player would be and near the pgm-fi box. But I had dripped oil onto the engine from the distributor so I was told it could of been that.

I drove it around to warm it up because it is the middle of winter where I live and then I turned it off. And it has not started since.

Here are the symptoms.

When I go to start the car I hear the starter. But when it goes to roll over(Chug chug chug) my lights dim and the sound is like RMMMMMM but it sounds like something is caught and if I hold the key when it does this the starter stops.

I adjust the distributor and sometimes it gets a little better. I have tried to jump my car several times and my battery was at 12v before attempting so much.

but I was also told the light diming is the starter I have a new one I might put it but did I mess the engine up by running the timing incorrectly?

any help would be appreciated! thanks.

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You could have burnt a valve because of the fuel pre- or post-igniting in the cylinder when the plug sparked at the wrong time. This could or could not cause even more problems down the road. Good Luck.

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