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85 4000 distributor clamp with shield

AudiDudi et al.
   I noticed this as well.  I worked on a friends 84 4000Sq and his 87 
4000CSq.  The 84 was just a typical 13mm bolt on the hold down clamp, but 
when we went to adjust the 87, we found that stupid rivet like thing holding 
a cover down.  We managed to bang the cover enough to swivel it out of the 
way and get at the actual bolt.  Funny thing was, this rivet thing wasn't a 
rivet.  It actually threaded into the dist. clamp.  We managed to get it out 
with a pair of vice grips.  Never cease to be amazed at some of audis 
stranger engineering feats...


From: AUDIDUDI@delphi.com
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 1995

This past Saturday, while I was changing plugs and plug wires, I decided to
bump the timing as I did with my '85 4000.  I was surprised to see that the
distributor was not readily adjustable (I had to chisel off a rivet holding
a cover over the distributor clamp bolt) but pleased with the results ... I
wonder if I'll be able to get away with this come summer?