It always points to number 3.AM I MISSING SOMETHING HERE?
The next cylinder in the firing order is 8 not 3.
It should be either 8 next in line to be fired or 2 previously fired
You had mentioned FORDS earlier...
Remember Chevrolet has odds on one bank and evens on the other unlike FORD which has them in order. 1-4 on one bank and 5-8 on the other.