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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bb87, Jun 10, 2002.

  1. bb87

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    hey guys...
    went to replace my distribuitor cap
    and yeah i messed up the plug order .....\
    what is the next step???? beside a slap in the face?
    please help me out gotta work in the AM
     
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    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    ok as you may or may not know the cylenders on the driver side of the block are the odd numbers and even on the passenger side. On the cap the #1 plug wire is going to be close to 6 o'clock depending how yours is timed, it could be anywhere between 5 and 6 o'clock. Then following counter clockwise it goes 2,7,5,6,3,4,8. You might want to pick up a chiltons or a haynes manual. They are very helpful in times like this.
     
  3. CooknwithGas

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    I would send you an email with a picture, but you didn't fill out your information and I don't have your email address. Look at my profile and send me a message so I can reply to your email with a picture of the firing order.

    On your Chevy V8, the firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. The distributor rotates clockwise.

    Oh yea, and if I had HTML capabilities, I would post a picture here. Looks like you have to be a paying member to get that.

    Good luck.
     
  4. bb87

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    on an hei dist cap the number one is right next to the tach output terminal. so if the power wires for the dist are at twelve o'clock then #1 is at 1.
     
  6. Goober

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    Summit Racing has a great little chart that shows firing order, distributor and plug locations for most V-8's.

    Here is a link:V8 Firing order



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  7. 70~K5

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    That is unless some one droped it in wrong before and then moved the wires to match.
     
  8. bb87

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    thanks alot! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Unplug the wire going from the coil to the distributor (if its still TBI). If not then just unplug the pink wire going to the distributor. Take out the number #1 plug and have a buddy bump the motor. You'll get a big woosh come out the hole when you're comming around to #1. Then algin your damper until its on 0 degrees. Now pop off your distributor cap and see where your rotor is pointing. Right above that will be the terminal on the cap where #1 would be.
     
  10. 70~K5

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    What Blazer Boy said TDC on the compression stroke and the rotor should be pointing at #1. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     

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