XJ6 & XJ12 Series I, II & III 1968-1992

Reverse cylinder order

Old 08-19-2011, 02:43 AM
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Did a tune up today on the 79 xj6 and noticed that my Haynes manual had cylinder #1 as closest to the firewall. The car wouldn't start so I looked t the old distributer cap and wires and noticed that it's 1 cylinder is closest to the fan....started right up..on my previous car, #1 was closest to firewall...and the dist cap can only go on one way and corresponded to the haynes manual...what the heck.....
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Good that you got that one nailed. although I'm surprised that #1 wire was long enough to reach to #6 cylinder.
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Jaguar always started cylinder numbering from the flywheel end.
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