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Old 08-09-2004, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by joshhol
The weird thing is the rotor should not point exactly at cylinder number 1 when the piston is exactly TDC. Remember the timing spec? What is it, a few degrees ATDC?
The 2.3-16 has the EZL, electronic controlled ignition system. The timing is managed by a black box (really ) mounted on the left inner fender and not by the distributor. The distributor only distributes the spark from the coil to the spark plug of the cylinder.

There is a mark on the ring of the distributor where the finger should point to when everything is in spec for installation (1st cylinder UDC).

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