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Well, 3 weeks ago my 190E was working fine, then i had the great idea of upgrading my ignition system to the one in the 2.3-16 because it "may be an improvement" :teach:.
I already was using the gearbox and flywheel from a 2.3-16 (previous was automatic) so i tought: I have the flywheel, i just need to install the sensor, the ignition module, the complete wiring, the distributor, a intake temp sensor, a water temp sensor (for ecm & module), and it should work just fine.
The thing is that i just finished installing all the things except that i left the original distributor, wich has a sensor inside and centrifugal advance, since i think it should perform exactly as the fixed one distributong the sparks to the plugs, so i can start the engine still using the old one as it is still in correct timing (pointing to the right tower at the right moment).
Well... i tried to start the engine and it just sputters and explodes in the intake (and sometimes in the exhaust). tried again and wanted to start and then i felt like is extremely advenced timing. I mean EXTREMELY, it stops the engine from turning when a cylinder fires.
I really need help in this one guys :help:. I am to upset to even try to figure out the problem :banghead:
 

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I believe that the 16 Valve ECM and Module are set differently than for a regular 2.3 8 Valve.

The 16 Valve would have to run differently then the 8 Valve, or at least it would seem that way.
 

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Thanks for your reply.

Well, they should work not that differently, just a little bit more advance in high RPM depending on the automatically selected mapping. The starting advance should be -3 +5 degrees under 450 RPM. I started to think that my "genius" mechanic installed the flywheel ignoring the positioning pin, then if the flywheel is offset, the point is offset. Just a tought.
 

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I am very happy! :(

Lowering the gearbox now JUST to check if my flywheel is on the correct position.
Ohhh what a nice sunday to work under my car while all my family is enjoying a delicious smelling barbecue. :poopbanana::smashpc:
 

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Oh well, i need a 42 or 43 mm wrench to unbolt the driveshaft. Tomorrow only :(
 

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just use a 12" cresent wrench...costs alot less then a 42 MM wrench that you are only going to use once
 
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