[200q20v] Re: [audi20v] I am back!

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Sun Apr 22 15:31:46 EDT 2001

Yes, oil in the distributor means that the shaft seal is leaking.  You can't
replace the seal without removing the drive gear.  You can't remove the gear
without breaking it.  If you break it, a new gear only comes with a new
distributor.  Oil in the distributor will not impare its operation, so run
it.  You may be able to stop the seal leak by adding a can of engine seal
restorer to the engine oil.  At $5. you have nothing to loose, and this fix
is much cheaper than a new distributor.

Red rust on the plugs!  All or just 1 or 2?  Are you loosing any coolent?
Could be coolent getting into the intake or head gasket going bad.  If you
hadn't looked at the plugs. you wouldn't know.  Don't fix it 'til it breaks.


> From: ami edri <amiedri at bellatlantic.net>
> Reply-To: amiedri at bellatlantic.net
> Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 16:06:44 -0400
> To: "Audi 20V" <audi20v at rennlist.org>
> Subject: [audi20v] I am back!
> Hello everyone after a long absence from the list I am back! and I so I
> prepared my car for the summer and here is what I found...RED coating on the
> sparkplugs, there was a discussion as to that a long while ago but people
> were saying that Shell¹s gas does that but I fill up Sonoco 94 should I
> change gas station? or is something wrong... second thing I found was oil in
> my distributor! what does it mean? seal? or just let it go?
> thanks 
> Ami
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