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I need firing order and point gap as well as distributer aligning marks , motor turned when out

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SOURCE: 1.5 Litre engine timing 1997 Toyota Tercel

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SOURCE: 1980 volkswagen timing marks

With the #1 Piston at TDC there is a mark that you can see through the access hole on the transmission. The cam lobes should both be pointing up on #1 Cylinder. The slot on the right or back side of the cam should be level with the top of the valve cover gasket mating surface on the head. There is a tool to make sure that this is in place, but it is not necessary. There is also a mark for the injection pump that should be lined up with the gasket mating surface. There is also a tool that fits this (I use an 11mm craftsman 1/4 inch drive socket in the holes)

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SOURCE: firing order of 1993 toyota tercel

firing order is 1 - 3 - 4 - 2 , # 1 being closest to the timing belt or chain side of the engine .

great picture of wiring of the plug wires .


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SOURCE: Firing order diagram

The link below is to the diagram you requested. The firing order is as follows; 1-2-3-4-5-6 Clockwise
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SOURCE: 1999 dodge ram 1500 5.2L timing,plug gap,firing order

You will find the spark plug gap and timing specifications listed on the vehicles emission label under the hood, and those specifications are the ones to be used on that vehicle and engine for that year, and no other specifications should ever take precedence over the specifications listed on the vehicles emission control label. Here is the firing order diagram for that engine, let me know if you require any further assistance, and I an curious as to how you got taken for $2,000.


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