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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solowookie, May 5, 2001.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    Hey,

    I know, I'm and idiot, but hey whats new... [​IMG]

    I am replacing my distributor cap, rotor, wires, plugs, and coil... I was having a REAL hard time getting the new distributor cap mounted, and so I thought that my haynes manual would have the firing order...

    as a result I pulled all the wires off my old distributor and new with the assumption that I had all the info I needed in my trusty manual...

    as a result, I don't...

    Can somebody post a picture??? I also need to know the gap I should be using for the plugs...

    Thanks,

    <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue>

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  2. Shawn

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    Firing order should be 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. Odd number cylinders on the drivers side front towards the radiator start with #1,then 3,5,7 even number on the passenger side starting with #2,then 4,6,8.

    The only thing you have to know is where #1 on the cap is. When the timing mark is aligned with 0 degrees, the rotor should be pointing close to #1 or #6.

    Hope this helps.

    Sorry, I don't have a picture of this.

    Shawn
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  3. solowookie

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    hey, thanks a ton for the info... fortunately I remember where number 2 was connected to the distributor so I think I can figure it out from here...

    Thanks again for the info...

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  4. Shawn

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    BTW-
    I'm pretty sure the gap should be .035. If you install a performance coil, you can usually gap the plugs at .045.

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  5. Grim-Reaper

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    If you still have the stock intake manifold the firing order is cast into it in front of the carb/tbi where you can't ever loose it [​IMG] Should also be a tune up sticker on the core suport or breather that has the gap listed. If not most parts stores can look up the gap when they sell you the plugs. .35 does sound about right.

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  6. solowookie

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    hey, thanks for everbodies input... the firing order was correct, and I gapped the plugs at .40...

    put in an accell performance coil, cap, and rotor, tailor wires, and v plugs... man what a difference...

    I gonna put in a fireball ingition system before winter, but I wasn't ready go through all that now...

    I can't believe that my haynes manual didn't have the firing order, what a rip!!! [​IMG]

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  7. muddin4fun

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    It's got it in there. It's in a weird place if I remember correctly. I can't locate mine at this present time.....I'll see if I can get you a page number.

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