What is the distributor firing order?

Answer Multi-cylinder gasoline engines require a perfect storm of precisely timed events (air ingestion, fuel injection, valve opening/closing, piston movement and spark timing) just to run. An engine's d... Read More »

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Explanation of Firing Order?

Keeping your engine running smoothly can be difficult. So many different variables are at play that it can be hard to determine what is causing the problem. One of these variables is your engine's ... Read More »

How to Identify Firing Order in a Ford?

An engine's firing order is the sequence in which the spark plugs fire the cylinders, running in synchronization with the distributor. Cylinders must fire in the proper order to run smoothly and pr... Read More »

How to Set the Firing Order for a 1985 Cutlass?

The firing order on a 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass with a 5.0 V8 is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. The firing order cannot be changed in any way. The distributor turns clockwise so this is the direction in which the ... Read More »

Symptoms of a Wrong Firing Order?

There are several steps in the firing of a cylinder in an internal combustion engine. With a piston starting at the top, the crankshaft pulls the piston down, opening the chamber for a mixture of f... Read More »