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I have just installed a rebuilt 1.3 L engine in my 1986 Suzuki Samurai and need to know how to set my distributor and time it.

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Bring the number one cylinder to TDC that means either use the timing marks on the crank or feel for pressure coming out the spark plug hole. Figure out which plug wire goes to the number one and set the rotor to that plug. Stab the distributor into the hole without turning it. It may be better to mark the rotor position on the housing and make sure it does not move. Take the number one wire and put a timing light on it and crank the engine to see if it is close to being on time. Put all the plugs in and wire them.

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