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Old 11-19-2012, 04:53 PM
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Firing Order 1979 Prelude?

My mechanic buddy is working on my Prelude and mentioned that he needed to figure out which cylinder #1 is. Is there a firing order or can anyone tell me what the #1 cylinder is? Stupid question, I know. I am just trying to make his job easier.

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Re: Firing Order 1979 Prelude?

joe,
has your mechanic got access to a honda manual?
maybe try hondatech.info
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Re: Firing Order 1979 Prelude?

Thank you for reminding me! I had completely forgotten that I have a manual for it at home! Thanks! I will look when I get home! If anyone knows anything off their head, let me know still plz! Not sure if it is in the manual, but I will look!
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Re: Firing Order 1979 Prelude?

off the top of my head i was 15 in '79 and fire-ing order back then who who's got the lighter, who's bong hit is it or which one of us at the local kfc was next to be fired..
or which one of us was stuck dressing like peter criss for halloween.
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Is there a firing order or can anyone tell me what the #1 cylinder is?
Firing order is 1-3-4-2
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Re: Firing Order 1979 Prelude?

Cylinder number 1 is normally the one closest to the strut tower, driver's side in Preludes.
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Re: Firing Order 1979 Prelude?

To the OP, I'm not trying to slam on your mechanic friend, especially since I don't know him...but personally, I'd be wary of anyone who considers themselves a mechanic and doesn't know that on every mass-produced I4 ever made, the #1 cylinder is ALWAYS the one closest to the front of the engine (i.e. the crank pulley). And the firing order on all I4 engines that I've ever seen is always 1-3-4-2. But on many engines, my 2g is this way, the firing order is not necessarily how the wires go on the cap. I've seen many engines where the wires go on the cap 1-2-3-4 or vice versa. The way some caps are designed, they switch the wire order to the correct firing order inside the cap....
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Re: Firing Order 1979 Prelude?

my mechanic is a 40 year veteran of American made cars and some foriegn but an overall great diagnostician. he don't know everything about every thing. sometimes he says mike hellifino. it turns out he's a curios old hippy though.
one day my company truck, a ranger had a thermo switch that had cracked he said the dash had to be taken apart. $300 labor. woah forget it i said, i'll wear a scarf when it gets cold. i looked it up and figured out conventional wisdom says he was right. i said dude we can cook popcorn without heat and make phone calls without wires so why can't you get to those back screws without taking the dash off... he calls me a couple of days later to see if i still wanted it fixed. it was cold outside but i had a different truck by then. while conversing i asked him if snap on makes an offset wratcheting screwdriver. he said not that would fit this application. i took him one of my bicycle tools to see if that would work. by then he'd rigged up his own device. i ended up taking him the truck weeks later and he switched the part in 15 minutes, dash intact. $50 part.. $25 labor..
even an old dog can learn new tricks..

maybe as fate would have it kissfan77's mechanic had never worked on an 'old' honda and didn't know until jamie chimed in on pz.. hope he knows now.
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