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Asked by Mar 06, 2009 at 01:42 PM about the 1968 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

which way does the engine turn (open hood looking at it)

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from back of the dog house to the rear bumper the piston next to the dog house passenger side is #1 piston. #2 is the one right behind it. #3 is on the drivers side next to the dog house. #4 is the drivers side in the rear strait accross from the #2 piston. the firing order is 1-4-3-2. On the distribitor pull off the cap and look for a notch on the edge of wehe the cap sits that is whete the #1 coil wire needs to be. ffrom there going clock wise put the wires from the piston #1-4-3-2 that is the order you need..

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correct UNLESS your distributor has been changed out for a different model, OR your motor has ever been gone thru and somebody put the distributor drive gear in a tooth or two off (or 180* out!). the pulley will turn clockwise as your looking at it.

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