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Old 09-12-2009, 11:34 PM   #1
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Need help wont start just back fires

Im having trouble and my car is not starting its back firing out the intake, i checked my plugs firing order and they are correct could it be that cylinder number one is not at top dead center, i just did the head gaskets but never touch the timing at all and was running before i did the head gaskets... please help im trying to sell the car and i have it at 800 as is, but would like to have it running so i could get more money out of it...

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Old 09-15-2009, 02:42 PM   #2
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Re: Need help wont start just back fires

It's seems that it is out of time. Did you take out the distributor? To find out, take the number 1 spark plug out and put your thumb over the plug hole and manually turn the engine. When you feel your thunb being pushed out, it is at top dead center. Take the distributor cap off and check where it is sitting. If it not positioned right, pull the distributor, carefully not to disturb the shaft in the bottom of it. Set it right and see what happens.

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Old 09-16-2009, 11:24 PM   #3
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Re: Need help wont start just back fires

I've heard stories of people putting distributors in backwards, like 180 degrees out of time backwards.
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