on my car the firing order is cast into the end of the rear cam cover .. it will be numbers so if you have a V6 it will be 6 numbers an if you have a V8 it will be eight numbers or for 4 cylinders it would be 4 numbers
cadillac thanks for helping me out well i took my car for a tune up and the car seems to run a little ruffer and sometimes it like back fires from somewhere in the front lol that leads me to believe the b@stards ran the wires wrong. I tried looking around online too but couldnt find nothing my car is a 1988 buick park avenue v-6 3.8 if that matters. Ill check my car for those numbers see if i could find them.
Yes i checked the spark plugs to see if they were gapped correctly and they were. the wires dont seem to smell like gas And i used platinum gotta use them lol I think im gonna have to buy the book or something.
i dont know why B is telling you to smell the plugs because that isnt always the best way to determine if they are getting a spark an scents can be misleading especially if you arent a Gear Head so if you wanna see if all the plugs are getting a spark then just buy a spark plug test light an check each plug , if it lights up then its getting a spark if not then it isnt getting a spark you should be able to pick one of these up for around ten bucks at any parts store an if you dont wanna keep it just use it an take it back
lol its going to prove the same thing... if he has a test light then USE it... I take it he would have done that already..
if it dont have a spark guess what? that spark plugs gets flooded with gas when its squirted into the cylinder... It doesnt ignite the gas and make it explode... so yes it will smell real strong of gas, NOT a faint light smell....
if he tested gaps, changed it, then couldnt he simpley inspect it with his nose? just my 2cent though... hehe
wassup guys cant we all just get along lol. Well anyways thank you guys for your help. I also looked for the numbers you told me cadillac i couldnt find them. Are you sure the book will tell me were the spark plugs go i think im just gonna go to auto zone and look at it, im trying to sell the car so i dont wanna buy the book if imma get rid of it. Im gonna miss it i had it for my first car since i was 15 1/2 and its taken a beating lol.
Im gona use a test light and see if theyre getting spark. B can you tell me how your spark plugs are arranged since theyre pretty much the same engine.
i didnt realize that all that i had wrote didnt come thought in my last post but to finish what i wrote
Move the distubutor even slightly an they would have thrown his timing off but im not that familiar with the Buick park 1988's so i dont know if they have a DIS set up but if they do then it could posiibly be a bad Coil pack which B has already pointed out
Im helping u cause I read this whole book like 10 times, seriously... heheh I was bored..................
I do all my work myself, and u cant tell if my car is even running its so freakin quite... i even tweak stuff on it.... its a 93 had it back in 97... It drives like a 2005 Lesabre... drove a few of those...
I know alot about these type of engines even the histoy, also cadillac engines too. lol
yup my car runs smooth like a cadillac it used to be quiet but the catalyst got fucked up and now it makes rattling noise. lol Im really gonna miss this car especially cause the engines are so easy to work with.
yea, whats amazing is that 1985-2002 is the same technology pretty much... advancement into smaller, stronger parts though... so technology was advanced for that year if you consider it. Even in the 03 and up 3.8s its still pretty much the same engine! Im pretty sure I could work on a 05.
Well im asking 1600 for it I have 17" chrome wire rims on it tinted windows, pioneer cd player, 2 12" subs (do not come with car) I think ill sell it quick cause everywhere i go i get compliments on the car.
Danny yeah man its good to have a car with an engine thats easy to work on because Cadillacs with northstars are really a pain.. when i bought mine it had a small oil leak an i didnt like it so took it in to see how much if would cost to put new gaskets on for the oil pan an the two different places wanted nearly 2 thousand just to do that because they had to lift the engine to get the pan off an they wanted all that money just for the labor because the gaskets arent that expensive but i looked around an then found a guy that had a new factory rebuilt thunderbolt engine for my car but it was for a two years newer model but would work with mine an he only wanted 2400 for the engine an to put it in an do all the stuff i wanted so i went with that an have been happy ever since.. man the dam thing is even a bch to put an alternator in because i bought a 300amp a lil while back an it was a pain an now i have to pull it out an send it back because it isnt working so im not looking forward to it but if i dont hurry up im gonna run out of warranty .... does anyone know how long the warranty is that excessiveamperage gives ????