88 Blazer Firing Order
I have an 88 S-10 Blazer with the 2.8. I know the firing order is 123456. My question is:
According to the Haynes manual, #1 cylinder on the distributor cap is the first position counter-clockwise of the passenger side locking pin (the bent rod that locks the distributor cap in place). Is this an accurate way to deternine the location of the wire to the #1 cylinder?
I carefully marked each wire next to the plug and the order on the distributer cap. Then removed all wires while failing to note the exact location on the distributor cap. DOH! (I am rapidly approaching 50 and you would think I would know better.)
A secondary question. The truck has not been started since November 2006. It will not start. Engine spins fast enough, there is spark, and I see what appears to be gasoline coming from the injectors in the throttle body. Even tried a little starting fluid. I just replaced the cap and rotor, wires, and plugs. Still no start.
I always thought fuel + ignition + compression = start. I think I've got them all (if anything, I may be a little short on compression). The truck ran last November when it was parked.
The truck has over 200K miles and has seen its best days many years ago. I'm just trying to get it to limp another 6 months until my son goes to college. Any thoughts?
What about trying to pull start an automatic transmission? I have never done this. My understanding is that you have to get up to about 40 MPH to turn the engine. I know I have pull started cars (with manual transmissions) that failed to start (I figure higher RPMs, greater compression, etc.).