distributor rotor question
Mike Del Tergo
mdeltergo at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 8 10:20:59 EST 2003
While I never thought I would be in a position to disagree with Minhea, I
am. I have used the wider tipped incorrect rotor on my avant for some time
before I "realized" it was not an exact replacement. (both at highish revs
and everyday with no "known" ill effects. I ordered the exact replacement
from SJM and compared. Aside from any nonmeasureable impedance differences,
it all came down to width of rotor tip. I believe the "horror stories"
revolved around the markedly wider tip possibly making "contact" to 2 points
in the cap at once and causing incorrect firing of the spark plugs. 20
Seconds with a Dremel and the "incorrect 1/3 price " rotor has the same
measuremnts as the "correct" one. No noticeble differences between the
cars, both now have awfully low mileage!
From: "feelstranger" <>
Hello, Am I imagining it or did I read somewhere that the 3B has a proper
"special" distributor rotor that is narrow at the contact but most places
sell the standard style that also fits ...?
If it's not a dream, does it make a difference?
From: Mihnea Cotet <mik at info.fundp.ac.be>
Subject: Re: distributor rotor question
To: "feelstranger" <feelstranger at hotmail.com>, <200q20v at audifans.com>
Message-ID: <220.127.116.11.0.20031208151245.02a2bd98 at info.fundp.ac.be>
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Yes, the distributor rotor is specific to the 3B and only that one can be
used, the "regular" item can be responsible for causing spark arcing
between 2 cylinders leading to severe engine damage, or at least such is
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