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Old 03-04-2006, 07:02 AM
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firing order on 95 5.8 liter

can anyone help with the correct firing order and distributor rotation on a95 f150 5.8 . Also the correct timing . somehow my marks came off , now I have a mess.
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Old 03-04-2006, 08:41 AM
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Firing order is 13726548

Base timing should be 10 D BTDC +/- 2 set with a timing light with the SPOUT plug removed.

Place #1 at TDC on its compression stroke (rotate engine and use a finger or thumb to plug the spark plug hole). This will get you in the ballpark without a timing mark.

While rotating engine in it's normal direction, observe the distributor rotor for direction of rotation.

Good luck.

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Old 03-04-2006, 10:00 AM
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Sounds like you tore into your engine and are putting it back together now.

Yep, we know all about those unexpected things ...

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Old 03-04-2006, 08:36 PM
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Thanks guys,
This whole mess started over a leaking intake gasket, caused by a broken stud on the front corner.Hopefully my only problem is that I've gotten the distributor off. Thanks again.
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Old 03-04-2006, 09:36 PM
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one more thing !! Can you tell I am not used to working on a ford !!!

What is the order of cylinders , Example

Chevy drivers side 1,3,5.7
passenger 2,4,6,8

Thank you again
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Old 03-04-2006, 09:46 PM
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Ya we can tell you not a Ford man!
Cylinder count is from the front 1,2,3,4, on the passenger side and from the front 5,6,7,8 on the drivers side.
The fire order is 1,3,7,2,6,5,4,8 off the cap.
5L and 5.8L are the same.
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