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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by snj5, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

    Feb 22, 2003
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    Russ Turner
    Looking down at the distributor rotor from the left side of the car, does it turn clockwise or counterclockwise?

    I know I could figure it out looking at a cap, but I'm at work.
    Thanks!
    rt
     
  2. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson F1 World Champ
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    Jan 11, 2001
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    I believe looking down on the top of the dist. rotor that it rotates clockwise -- but there's a label with an arrow showing rotation direction mounted to the distributor body itself so check that ;)
     
  3. 4Webers

    4Webers Formula Junior

    Nov 12, 2003
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    Darrell
    My 308's definitely turn clockwise as viewed from the rotor end.
     
  4. Newman

    Newman F1 World Champ
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    Dec 26, 2001
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    Yes, they turn clockwise from the drivers side view because the cams rotate the opposite direction of the crankshaft due to the gear to gear drive off the crank to the cam drive pulleys.
     
  5. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

    Feb 22, 2003
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    Russ Turner
    many thanks to all!!
     

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