[200q20v] 3B distributor

Peer Oliver Schmidt pos at theinternet.de
Tue Jan 16 21:10:20 EST 2001

That is something Tommy Arnberg is working at. See


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From: 200q20v-admin at audifans.com [mailto:200q20v-admin at audifans.com]On
Behalf Of Kneale Brownson
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 9:00 PM
To: C1J1Miller at aol.com; pjrose at frontiernet.net; b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [200q20v] 3B distributor

Speaking of which, anybody done a conversion to the 1990's S4
distributorless system?  What would be involved?

At 02:46 PM 01/16/2001 -0500, C1J1Miller at aol.com wrote:

>Actually, 1991 and very early 1992 was the last of the 20vt I5 engines
>that used a distributor.  Plus, they probably never failed under
>warrantee, so the engineers never found out about them failing...after
>100k miles, you're somewhat on your own...
>In a message dated Tue, 16 Jan 2001  2:41:13 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com> writes:
><< Twenty-valve is the final iteration of the I-5 engines, is it
>not?  Probably if there'd been later versions, they'd have a tin gear
>response to the troubles with the plastic one.
>At 02:12 PM 01/16/2001 -0500, Phil & Judy Rose wrote:
> >Bernie Benz wrote:
> > >
> > > The  plastic drive gear is/was common to all 20V engines w/ dist,
> just
> > > the 3B.
> > >
> >
> >Yes, I assumed it probably was in all 20V engines (not just
> >3B) but why?

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