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So i have another dilema. I am working on a 1982 280zx(L28et). I have not had this car running since I started repairs. I replaced the distributor and distributor shaft but made a rookie mistake and didn't take a picture or mark where the rotor head was at. I have now rotated the engine crank where the #1 cylinder is at TDC but how do I know for sure that I'm not 180 out?
 

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You can tell by removing the valve cover and checking the valves on Cylinder #1. 180 out will be an exhaust stroke and the cam will be depressing the exhaust valve on #1. At actual TDC neither valve will be activated by the cam.
 
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