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Thread: 1992 305 Poor Start.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2005

    1992 305 Poor Start.

    I replaced the intake manifold gasket because it was leaking coolant. When I got everything put back together, the engine just barely starts. It runs at about 300 RPM, and won't increase RPM. After about 30 seconds it stops. It has a bad odor.

    I have checked and rechecked everything several times, but I can't find anything wrong.

    Any ideas ? ?

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  3. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2005

    Re: 1992 305 Poor Start.

    Problem solved !

    Although I had very carefully marked the position of the rotor before removing the distributor, and I thought that I had installed it exactly as it had come out, it had somehow ended up off by one tooth on the drive gear. I found this out with the use of a timing light and having my wife man the controls to turn the engine over.

    I R & R the distributor, reset the timing, and it is now running perfectly.


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