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Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:09 pm 
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(this is in an ED). i have pulled all my old ones off and have my new ones ready to go on but i cant for the life of me figure out which lead goes where on the dizzy top??? also my leads dont have any numbers on them so which one is which? (ie is the shortest number one and longest number 6?)
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Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:35 pm 
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Why didnt you do them one at a time?

Start by putting lead 1 back on, then go clockwise around the distributor following the firing order (1-5-3-6-2-4).

For ED i think 1 is the short lead and 6 is the long - should be pretty obvious anyway.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:35 pm 
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i didnt do them one at a time coz i had the engine out and also the manifold off etc. thanks heaps for that, but where do i put lead number 1?
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Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:42 pm 
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There should be a raised section down the side of the distributor cap showing number 1. It is above the TFI module.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:50 pm 
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the cap should be numbered.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:33 pm 
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Just a question. Whats the easiest way ppl have found to change leads in an EF / EL? The dizzy/coil area is a b**ch to get at. Every time I look at it I think I'll need it on a hoist or something. I definitely can't reach form the top.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:36 pm 
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Remove the airbox, burn your arm.
Remove one lead, re-route new lead. Pop it on with a rod through the manifold (i use a long socket extension)
shouldn't take more than 25 mins.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:49 pm 
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I've got a much quicker method and i can change them in about half the time.

First do it cold.

Pull air box out.

Disconnect the dizzy cap from the dizzy.

Push dizzy cap and leads through towards th coil.

Pull dizzy rotor button out.

Pull leads and cap out. change leads over and reverse order of removal.

Done.

12 minutes and without buring myself.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:51 pm 
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I've got a much quicker method and i can change them in about half the time.

First do it cold.

Pull air box out.

Disconnect the dizzy cap from the dizzy.

Push dizzy cap and leads through towards th coil.

Pull dizzy rotor button out.

Pull leads and cap out. change leads over and reverse order of removal.

Done.

12 minutes and without buring myself.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:53 pm 
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did you say you took the engine out? and the manifold off?

does the dist cap have numbers on it?

the plugs are numbered 1-6 in the head from front to rear.

if the cap is numbered, the engine out, manifold off would be a 2 seconf job

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:11 pm 
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Firing order

1 - 5 - 3 -6 - 2 - 4

"1" should be marked. Go clockwise around the cap and the corosponding lead should go to that spot.

i.e.

put no. 1 lead on number one.

Then no. 5 lead on the next point.

And so on.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:17 pm 
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my bad, I was refering to the EF Q.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:20 pm 
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Isn't the shortest one number 2???? I'm thinking the ED has the older style manifold. 1 and 3 are the same length then 6 is the longest. I've always found that if you put the cap back on, put the front clip on, then slide under the car and put the rear clip on. Then hook the coil lead up.
Like I said I am working on the older manifold as I haven't dealt with the BBM.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:52 pm 
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when doing it with a BBM do it from under the car. with the ef's anyway, you can go in from near the starter motor and simply do one at a time.

 

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