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Waterboxer Vanagon Firing Order and Plug Wire Help

August 5, 2014 0 Comments Wiring Ken Wilford

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So you were really careful when you pulled your plug wires off, and you still managed to get the order wrong. Or you got a basket case Vanagon and never had the plug wires installed until now. How you can start over and get the wiring order correct for your Waterboxer Vanagon? By using the picture above.

If you remove the distributor cap you should be able to see or at least feel a notch in the body of the distributor. It is on the lip of the distributor where a plastic dust shield sits. It is a small line in the edge of the distributor body. I mention This because occasionally some one will install the distributor drive gear wrong and then my picture won’t work. If this drawing isn’t what you are seeing on your van then check for that notch and do the wire order from that point. The firing order is 1-4-3-2 in a clockwise rotation starting at the notch on the distributor body. The picture above should help you.

If everything is stock then all you need is the picture above and you are back in business.

Let me know if this helps you.

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