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Old October 21st, 2011, 02:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Firing order

Hi!

Is 1-8-7-3-6-5-4-2 the correct firing order for early Olds engines (303, 324)?

And the cylinder numbers are: Look in front of engine:

right bank: 1 3 5 7 left bank: 2 4 6 8

And distributor turns clockwise.

I hope thats correct.....
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Old October 21st, 2011, 02:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have no personal knowledge of this engine, but according to these folks, that firing order's right, but you've got the banks reversed (like newer GM engines, #1 is the front Left). You can double check the distributor direction by turning the crankshaft with a wrench if nobody else can confirm it.

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Thank you, according to the link the cylinder numbers are correct, because
I wrote: Look in front of the engine. (standing in front of the hood).

They wrote (left bank: 1-3-5-7 right bank 2-4-6-8). I think they mean from
driving direction, from inside the car.

That should be OK.


But in what direction turns the crank when its running?
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Thank you, according to the link the cylinder numbers are correct, because
I wrote: Look in front of the engine. (standing in front of the hood).

They wrote (left bank: 1-3-5-7 right bank 2-4-6-8). I think they mean from
driving direction, from inside the car.

That should be OK.


But in what direction turns the crank when its running?
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Old October 21st, 2011, 03:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Crank should turn clockwise (when looking at it from the front), but you can confirm by watching the engine turn while you crank the starter.

... And by convention, when people talk about the left and right sides of the engine, they refer to the sides of the engine on the left and right sides of the car (not left and right when looking at the engine with the hood open) - if you do it the opposite way, tremendous confusion will ensue, possibly ripping a hole in the space-time continuum .

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possibly ripping a hole in the space-time continuum
I've seen this happen, and it's not pretty.
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