[200q20v] (no subject)

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Fri May 4 09:37:15 EDT 2001

Agree with fundalo; don't know how bent valves would occur with that 
incident, unless cam gets jammed and timing belt jumps or breaks.  As for a 
good source for a distributor, I had the best luck with the parts 
connection.  Best price, and quick delivery since I live on the west coast.  
Didn't try Carlson's for price reference.

I also had some play in the shaft of my old dist, but it doesn't sound to be 
to the same degree as what your experiencing, unless you meant millimeters.  
Had to replace mine because of a hall sender problem.  Also had some oil 
leakage w/in distributor at time or replacement.

As for the distributor alignment tool, I wound up not using it.  Just set 
the engine to tdc on the cam, then align the distributor to the same upon 
install (tick mark on the rim of the dist with tick mark on hall sender 
metal sheild).  Ned Ritchie recomended turning dist body app 1 deg clockwise 
I belive relative to dist to help prevent crossfiring.  Didn't quite pick up 
on his logic there-just set it up at tdc.

Machined metal gears may become available soon, but if you're in a pinch go 
new, many problems are eliminated.

Derek P

Message: 12
Date: Thu, 03 May 2001 08:07:49 -0700
From: Wolff <wolff at turboquattro.com>
Subject: Re: [200q20v] Distributer Replacement
To: 200q20v at audifans.com
Cc: Fundsalo Racing <fundsaloracing at yahoo.com>

I agree, it doesn't seem possible, but it does seem very odd that the dist
was changed and shortly afterwards the cam locked up. Perhaps a peice of the
old plastic gear got stuck in the drive gear on the cam? This info is second
hand, so I don't know the details. I just know I don't want to duplicate the

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----- Original Message -----
From: Fundsalo Racing <fundsaloracing at yahoo.com>
To: Wolff <wolff at turboquattro.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 5:35 AM
Subject: Re: [200q20v] Distributer Replacement

>I don't understand how a distributor change could
>cause bent valves, it is driven by the cam, not the
>other way around. If the dist was mis-timed the engine
>would just run poorly or not start at all. Valves only
>get bent when the cam timing is out of sync with the
>crank because the belt broke or the belt was installed

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