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Help!, my engine caught on fire!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BayouBlazer88, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. BayouBlazer88

    BayouBlazer88 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, I just got finished putting my engine back together after replacing the headgaskets and when I went to start it up, a column of flame shot out of the throttle body. Also, where is the #1 spark plug terminal on the distributor in relation to the wire connections? Could it be that the timing is off? or that there is a short somewhere in the throttle body itself that is causing the fuel to ignite before it enters the cylinders? Could it be that we have the wrong throttle body base gasket? Let me know. thanks.

    Matt
     
  2. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    Are you sure you got the spark plug wires all in the correct spot.
    That happened to me once, you could easily (with 8 wires) to mix them up.
     
  3. RedneckK5

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    #1 should be on the left frt of the dist. closest to the #1 cylinder. firing order is 18436572. make sure you are up on the compression stoke of #1.
     
  4. RedneckK5

    RedneckK5 Registered Member

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    maybe this will help you see better.
    ----65
    ---3--7
    ---4--2
    ----81
    ---carb
     

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