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Hard to start rebuilt 2.8

Hard to start runs rough untill i play with the throttle then idles a little high (auto choke i presume),when it starts to idle down it will run real rough again then die. i believe i have all the vac lines on or plugged. there is room for a lot of rotation on the dist could i be 1 tooth off on the dist or 180 or ?

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  • wdj4stein May 27, 2009

    ok shouldnt it be on the compression stroke? I didnt rebuild this motor so here is a dumb question where is the oil pump drive shaft

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To assure your distributor is in the proper position, remove your #1 cylinder spark plug, stick a screwdriver in the cylinder, manually turn the engine and bring the piston to the top. From there, set your distributor to the #1 spark plug wire (you may have to turn your oil pump drive shaft with a screwdriver). Then time your engine from there.

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