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    2 ?s on lining up a distributor 02 vortec 5.7

    2 ?s on lining up a distributor 02 vortec 5.7

    ?1.should the distribuater not be inserted when bumping engine finding TDC on #1?
    ?2.when cylinder 1 is at TDC is it 6 or 8 that is also at TDC?

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    The way I did it the first time was pull #1 plug and put some tape over the hole. Bump it until you hear the tape blow off. That puts you top dead on 1. Then just line distributor up with #1.

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    when cylinder 1 is at TDC is it 6 or 8 that is also at TDC?
    and I assume the distrib. should not be inserted while find TDC on 1 or 6

    this is a van I can only cover the rear cylinder so when #6 is at TDC so is #1 correct so where should the rotor point to 1 or 6
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    I think I see where I messed up when trying to aim the rotor at #6 I shouldn't have unbolted the rotor I should have suspended the distrib. above the gear then rotate the rotor then lower the distib. this sound right?

    also can the rotor still be used even w/the aligment pins broken off?
    feel like I'm talking to myself here.

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    With 1 on tdc line the distributor up with the 8 on the housing
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    I'm working on memory of 15 years ago and considering I barely remember yesterday take it for what it's worth. I remember it being a bitch to line up. I remember it being a dance between that distributor, rotor, and oil pump to get it lined up right. I pulled and reinstalled it a bunch of times before I got it on. Just have to stay after it until you get it.

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    This is a V8 engine. cylinder #1 located driver side frontmost cylinder.
    cylinder #6 rearmost on pass. side.

    So this is true cylinder 1 is 180 degress out of phase from cylinder 6.

    I am able to get cylinder #6 at TDC

    I was aiming directly at #6 when I should have been aiming 180 from 1 so the rotor will actually be pointing to the firewall on the turcoise line does this sound correct?

    Lastly what size is the harmonic balancers bolt I may need to rotate engine like when I get gears meshed rotor lined up and it close to but not enitirely seated on mannie.

    I have been fighting this thing for a few hours seams everytime I turn the key to attempt ignition I hear feel explosions inside engine hope I didn’t do more damage.

    also can the rotor still be used even w/the tiny aligment pins broken off?
    Thanks Guys for advice
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTP231 View Post
    With 1 on tdc line the distributor up with the 8 on the housing
    I cant understand your advice? are you say to aim the rotor to #8 instead of 1 on cap?

    out of desperation I decided to pull #1 plug and stick finger in 1 bump engine felt the same stuff a little suck then nothing then the blast of air same as when doing this procedure on #6

    so I take a look under the distributer cap and observe 1 nipple is a tad more to left so instead of aiming rotor to the cylinder I aimed for the nipple still no ignition.

    crawled under there looking for a timing tab, I did see a line on the harmonic balancer however there is no timing tab for me to lineup the balancer to verify TDC. the timing can't be set w/ a timing light on this 02 vortec so is there or isn't there a timing tab?

    when bumping engine over maybe the first blow isn't the compression stroke should I continue bumping for the second blow? I actualley allready tryed this still no igntion.

    I've done this procedure about 25 times and think I'm creating internal damage like I hear explosions starter grinding other unnormal noises I must be missing something here so back to videos (there's none for a express van).

    I found there are two dots on the lower end of dis. shaft that need to line up w/ another mark also on the lower dis. shaft I've sean a faint looking G but a little higher on shaft. my shaft has no marks other than the 2 lower dots.

    additionalley I also have the #8 that is engraved on the metal piece that holds the rotor cap for the cam sensor lined up w/ 6.
    as sean on this video.

    I'm about to give up.
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    On the distributor housing you will see a 6 and an 8. The 8 will be #1 on small blocks. You may have to pull the rotor off to see it the first time. Given it's a Vortec it probably needs a new cap and rotor anyway

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    I dont see the 6 engraved or printed I do see the 8 this is how I have 8 lined up w/6.

    I bought this van less than 2 years ago and swapped dis.cap and rotor both expensive AC delco over $50 plus spark plugs an wires so cap isnt very old

    however I did break one of the rotors tiny alignment pin.


    I found there are two dots on the lower end of dis. shaft that need to line up w/ another mark also on the lower dis. shaft I've sean a faint looking G on the video but don't see the third mark on shaft. my shaft has no marks other than the 2 lower dots.

    I definately have spark from coil.

    the #6 sparkplug smells like gasoline could one gas fouled plug prevent engines from starting?
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