distributor rotor question

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Mon Dec 8 10:31:17 EST 2003

Someone reported here and showed on a website somewhere how they "narrowed"
the 10v rotor's tip with their handy dremel to match the width on the 3B
specific one.   It may still be in the archives somewhere.

At 09:59 AM 12/8/2003 -0500, QSHIPQ at aol.com wrote:
>The plastic gear has more slop in it over time.  My bet is audi found this 
>out, and addressed it by using a narrower distributor rotor.  If you go back 
>the MC and the metal gear, there was no narrow distributor.  You go
forward to 
>the 3B with metal gear, the narrow rotor was dropped by audi and bosch 
>application cats.  
>Again, it can't "hurt" to put it in.  I also strongly suspect this will get 
>dropped alltogether pretty soon, as this was a single year/model application.
>In a message dated 12/8/2003 8:54:22 AM Central Standard Time, 
>pjrose at frontiernet.net writes:
>What is the rationale for the implication that distributor-gear 
>material is a factor in determining the choice of rotor tip (narrow 
>vs. wide)?

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