[200q20v] Distributor alignment - from radiator project

Reid, Les C. Les.Reid at Centrilift.com
Mon Jun 4 07:17:32 EDT 2001

I want to make sure my distributor is aligned properly.

I took out the distributor out to replace the rotor and cap.  I scribed a
mark on the housing to head prior to removing the housing.  However I forgot
to check the tick marks on the rotor to housing.

After I realized my mistake I put the engine at #1TDC and installed the
distributor.  However if I keep my scribed head/dist marks lined up then the
tick marks are off a little.  

Now I go to the manual and see there is a special tool needed to align the
rotor/hsg. Bummer.

Can someone offer some help so I can make sure the distributor is aligned
properly.  Right now the distributor housing is in its org position and the
rotor is pointing directly toward the coolant manifold.  The rotor tick is
about 1/4" above the hsg tick.

Another note: The rotor I had received from Carlsen was the wider version.
After reading the concern from SJM's sight, I just took my trusty Dremel
tool and removed material from the new rotor contact so it is now exactly
(within .001") the same width as the org one.  
Any concerns/comments?


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