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What is the rotation of spark plug wires on a distributor cap for a 1985 jaguar xj6?

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Firing orders are available at this website:
http://autorepair.about.com/od/fol/FOL.htm

Here is the order for
1985 Jaguar XJ-6
4.2 liter DOHC L6
what is the rotation of - zeevert_56.jpg This is as big as FixYa allows. If you can't read the color code, try to get the original yourself.

Good Luck.

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