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Re: distributor rotor

Shawn Kolu wrote:

> I recently pulled the distributor cap on my '89 200.  The rotor was
> absolutely cooked, it nearly fell apart in my hands.  It had been replaced
> approximately 1 year ago (non audi/bosch-cheapo part).  I could not believe
> that it had continued to function.  I quickly replaced with bosch part.
> What would cause the rotor to "cook" like that?

You said it, cheap. It sould not stand up to the heat and high voltage.

1990 CQ