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Old 3rd October 2006
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I have just replaced the motor in my 89 Saab 900, non-turbo, and although I am certain that I have set the timing chain correctly I am not sure i have the distributor set in the correct place. From the bently manual I set the engine at TDC and set the distributer so that the #1 cylinder is aligned with rotor I cannot get it to start. I have plenty of fuel and I know that I am getting spark. Suggestions????
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Old 3rd October 2006
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Try, just for kicks, and have someone cranking the car while you rotate the distributer one way, then the other. After you have that broad sense of where it wants to be (after the car starts), you can fine tooth the timing. This happened to a friends SPG. It had spark, not in the right place.
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Old 3rd October 2006
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Hehe Bentley strikes again! The spark plug order in Bentley is incorrect. Put #1 where the rotor points at TDC (flywheel at 0) and then 3-4-2 in the order of rotation. But keep in mind there are two points where the flywheel is 0, either where #1 fires or when the dizzy is 180 deg from #1 (since the camshaft turns at 1/2 crank speed!)
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