Re: '240 Fire!! How to troubleshoot after fixing wiring?
"James Sweet" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Dan" <drdanbecker-at-hotmail-dot-com> wrote in message
> > Hi,
> > I am a first-time owner of a 1982 '240.
> > I have been a General Motors owner all of my life.
> > This '240 was given to me by a co-worker.
> > It has been a project car for my 16-year old son and me.
> > I can't tell you how impressed I am by how much easier
> > this car is to work on than my Cutlass!
> > I mean only one 13mm socket to loosen all of the belts?!
> > Anyway, we got this car for free because it had an electrical
> > engine fire.
> > It was the wiring harness below the timing cover.
> > I used to install car stereos, so soldering new 15 or so odd
> > wires hasn't been a problem.
> > The problem is this car won't start.
> > We did not have a great manual to go by:
> > I am wondering if we don't have the timing belt gears are
> > set up right.
> > This is what I did:
> > Cam belt -easy -
> > I just lined up the two big notches.
> > Crankshaft belt -pretty easy -
> > I found a medium-sized notch on the
> > pulley and lined it up to zero degrees on the cover scale.
> > Distributer belt - not sure of -
> > I lined the rotor with the
> > mounting screws axis. It lined up to something like
> > 7 o'clock position as you look at it from the front of the car.
> > Does this sound right?
> > This car has spark. But only
> > coughs once in a while when cranking.
> > I've googled the groups and have a list of other things to check
> > (Fuses, relays, fouling, etc.) and will do so.
> > Any help/suggestions you may have would be greatly appreciated!
> > Thanks,
> > Dan and Nick
> Double check the distributor, I had a problem similar to yours when I got
> off by 180 degrees, it's also possible that you ran the firing order going
> the wrong way around the distributor, it's easy to do if you're used to
> working on a car that spins it the opposite direction.
Most likely has no bearing, but are the cylinders of a 4 numbered from the
front (like any other car) or weird like the 6 - beginning from the back end
of the motor?