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454/2400A Int.

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09-04-2001 19:02:01

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Can anyone tell me how you count the terms on the distributor cap. The distributor turns counterclockwise. I think I know where term one is. Does it count 1,2,3,4 in order or does it skip around. The firng order stamped on the engine is 1,3,4,2. The tractor runs but not as well as I think it should. If the distributor counts in order Cyl 1 is connected to term 1, cyl. 2 is connected to term 4, cyl. 3 is connected to term 3 and cyl. 4 is connected to term 2. This would have cyls. 2 and 3 reversed, however when I reverse them the tractor will not start. Is it possible that someone could have the timing so far out of normal that the tractor would run with these cyls. reversed.
Thanks Marv

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09-05-2001 05:15:48

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 Re: 454/2400A Int. in reply to Marv, 09-04-2001 19:02:01  
You count cylinders around the distributor cap 1,3,4,2. Same as the firing order. Normally, the No. on cylinder on the cap is the top one farthest from the engine block. This could change though if someone has messed with the distributor drive parts. Get the No. 1 cylinder at top dead center of the compression stroke. Then what ever position the distributor rotor points to is where you should hook the No. 1 spark plug wire. Then hook in firing order sequence (1,3,4,2) according to the distributor rotation.

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09-06-2001 05:02:44

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 Re: Re: 454/2400A Int. in reply to Haas, 09-05-2001 05:15:48  
Thanks for the information, let me sure I understand the count on the cap. When I am sure of 1 and count countrclock wise 3 would be the second term, 4 would be the third and 2 would be the fourth. This would indicate that this tractor has been running with 3 cylinders in correctly connected.

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09-09-2001 17:55:46

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 Re: Re: Re: 454/2400A Int. in reply to Marv, 09-06-2001 05:02:44  
Yes, what you said is correct.

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