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surfnripcurl
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From: state of confusion(s. carolina)
Registered: Feb 2003

posted 08-04-2003 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for surfnripcurl   Click Here to Email surfnripcurl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
have a 87 mustang 2.3 2300 4 cyl. dist. cap was completely off with no wires or plugs. the only # under the cap is # 4 does this represent the #4 cyl.? and do i put this part where the #4 is stamped on the rotor? all im getting is backfire. getting good compression. just dont know. any help would be appreciated. thanks

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DidgeyTrucker
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From: Greenbrier, TN USA
Registered: Oct 99

posted 08-04-2003 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, the cylinders are numbered 1-2-3-4 from front to rear and the firing order is 1-3-4-2.

Bring the motor to Top Dead Center for #1 and the rotor will be pointing at the #1 terminal on the distributor. Rotate the motor in normal direction to see which direction the distributor rotates.

Tracy

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surfnripcurl
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posted 08-04-2003 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for surfnripcurl   Click Here to Email surfnripcurl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yep, got it. dead on, still runs like crap so..... i just pulled the head and i have a bent valve. so i guess ill be seating valves tomorrow evening.valve cover was a little sludgy, but not bad and pvc needs to be cleaned. but what do you expect from a $400.00 car.?

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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan 49707
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posted 08-06-2003 08:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by surfnripcurl:
....but what do you expect from a $400.00 car.?

That it'll have an engine with a bent valve, sludgy gunk under the valve cover and pvc needs to be cleaned.....

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surfnripcurl
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posted 08-08-2003 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for surfnripcurl   Click Here to Email surfnripcurl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hehehe, no bent valve compadre, blown head gasket. replaced and runs faster than my 68 'stang. ($400.00 car just turned into a $800.00 car)valves were ok.

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