This has me baffled.
I changed the timing belts and the cam indicators were set correctly before and after installation (12'oclock on the valve cover seam, one rotation of the crank and then 12 o'clock on the other) with the center valve timing hash mark. I tried setting the ignition timing to 0 and #1 TDC and then installing the distributor with it pointing at the brake booster. No start. Set it at 8 deg, no start, The only way it will start is to set the timing on the flexplate attachment bolt beyond the 20 degree mark. It starts and runs pretty well (especially once warmed up).
1985 GL EA81 1.8 SOHC,Carb, Auto (for now) and AC.
Edited by Luvn737s, 03 December 2013 - 09:07 PM.