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Old 09-24-2012, 05:27 AM
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Default Distributor cap worn or not?

he guys, help me out here. You guys are the experts and I can really find any info on this on the net.

the engine has been idleing a little rougher lately...not bad but noticeable.

took the cap of today and took a picture.

is this ok? or does it really look worn?





Its on there now for about 25.000 miles
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:17 AM
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looks like oil residue in the cap...but i would replace it ...

with a
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8412
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:22 AM
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so is it worn? because I cant find any good info on the net to tell me.

is there a way to test it? measure resistance for example?
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:54 AM
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yes sir, it's time to replace it.

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:15 AM
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yes sir, it's time to replace it.
thanks for the reply. I'l check but I am pretty sure that the "oil" you are referring too is just recflection of the flash on the plastic surface.

thanks for the heads up though.

So if there aint oil in it? then I dont need to replace it?
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:25 AM
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So if there aint oil in it? then I dont need to replace it?
yes, it looks like an accell or standard/pwd ( autozone-checkers)
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:10 AM
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yes, it looks like an accell or standard/pwd ( autozone-checkers)
its actually Delcoremy...but when replaced I'll go with MSD.

I'll check the oil residu and clean up the contacts.

thanks for the heads up
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:18 AM
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my distributor is bone dry, so the "oil" in the cap is probably not oil, but reflection. Here are some pics to proof it. If it is, I wonder where it would be coming from?



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Old 09-25-2012, 12:16 PM
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well...opened her up again tonight:
- no oil (that was probable reflection on the plastic)
- took some sandpaper and the carbon came of easy
- cleaned up the middle button
- bent the lip on the rotor up a little
- cleaned up the rotor tip
- cleaned the cap with a dry cloth

and put her back together...saved me a new rotor and cap, because these were just fine
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:26 PM
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I would lube the advance mechanism, it is wearing out.

The rust around the pins shows that.
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