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I have a chevy 2.8l engine I just installed and it won't start. I have checked to make sure that I am not 180 off, and I have spark and fuel. the chiltons manuel shows the distributer with the #1 wire on the distributer pointing at the #2 cylinder on the engine with the engine at TDC on #1 ,but the other manuel shows the distributer pointing at #1 with the engine at tdc on #1. I have tried it both ways and also wired it as if I had put it 180 off both ways just in case I had a brain fart. The engine is an ac delco rebuild. It seems wierd to me that #1 in the manuel is on the pass side I always rember chevy engines #1 being on the drivers side and I switched the wires the make it that way too regular and 180 off and still nothing. If I hadn't taken a plug out and watched the big blue spark I would think that I had no spark by the way it sounds. Any one have any ideas? I'm at a loss.

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# 1 cyl. is on driver side front . remove # 1 spark plug and put your finger over spark plug hole and have somebody bump the starter over . when the cylinder air blows your finger back that is close to tdc. #1 compression. The timing mark on crank might be off a few degress . turn crank to TDC. MARK your distributer should point to # 1 on distributer cap . if not reset distributer.

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The cylinder bank that is closest to the front (offset to the other bank) is usually always the number one cylinder and has the odd banks 1,3,5, the right is 2,4,6... the firing order is 123456 but the coils (if their stock and never been changed will have numbers on top making it almost foolproof in routing it up correctly. if they're not numbered meaning they"ve been changed out, it'll be 5/2, 3/6, and 4/1. the 4/1 will be the one closest to the end that has two electrical connections then the 3/6 would be next. And install new plug wires you wont regret it...will help with performance and gas mileage. now get some spray starter fluid and see if it"ll crank..it"ll help get the fuel going back in the lines and you can listen to see if its running correct even if it last for only five seconds you should be able to tell if you wired it correctly..then its probably time to look into some thing else.

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