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My CD manual gives the firing order but I can't find the cylinder numbering scheme anywhere.
 

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I think it is 1-2-3-4 front to back on US drivers side and 5-6-7-8 front to back on the other side.
 

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dugald said:
My CD manual gives the firing order but I can't find the cylinder numbering scheme anywhere.
Try looking in the engine manual, section 01-015 (checking the cylinders for leaks).
It looks to me like, front to back, 1234 on right (pass) and 5678 on left (driver).
 

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I stand corrected. I was just going off my faulty memory. :bowdown:
 

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Nascar Fan said:
I think it is 1-2-3-4 front to back on US drivers side and 5-6-7-8 front to back on the other side.
Does it mean that in Europe drivers and cylinder numbering start differently? ;)

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If looking at the engine from the front of your original or bullbar front bumper but standing between original or US spec lights... I think cylindre closest to the alternator is No1 with 2, 3 and 4 following just behind and closest cylindre to the power steering contraption is No5 with 6, 7 and 8 following behind respectively.

And who cares where the driver and passengers are... and in what country.

:eek: Do you need help with finding alternator and power steering pump?:eek:

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Djenka018 said:
Does it mean that in Europe drivers and cylinder numbering start differently? ;)

If looking at the engine from the front of your original or bullbar front bumper but standing between original or US spec lights... I think cylindre closest to the alternator is No1 with 2, 3 and 4 following just behind and closest cylindre to the power steering contraption is No5 with 6, 7 and 8 following behind respectively.

And who cares where the driver and passengers are... and in what country.

:eek: Do you need help with finding alternator and power steering pump?:eek:
I only put drivers and passengers info in there for reference, (US spec.). Right and left are always, (to me) from the drivers perpective. No matter which side the driver is on. I think I can locate those components, but your offer is appreciated.:rolleyes:
 

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BenzToy said:
I only put drivers and passengers info in there for reference, (US spec.). Right and left are always, (to me) from the drivers perpective. No matter which side the driver is on. I think I can locate those components, but your offer is appreciated.:rolleyes:


Spent many a year in the diesel power product industry..... everything and anything is possible when configuring machinery etc. General rule of thumb....rotation from the front, location from the rear. Works for autos too. Dave
 
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