distributor rotor question

Mihnea Cotet mik at info.fundp.ac.be
Mon Dec 8 10:48:24 EST 2003

At 10:37 8/12/2003 -0500, QSHIPQ at aol.com wrote:
>Now, I don't want to steal Bernie's thunder here, but...  Minhea, do 
>understand that audi doesn't sell the metal distributor gear separately, 
>so all those replacement distributors audi had bosch make for the 200t 
>have the narrow tip installed.  You will NOT find this rotor at audi, and 
>for good reason IMO, it's not necessary with the proper fix.  Look at it 
>this way, the narrow tip rotor didn't solve the problem with the plastic 
>gear.  The metal gear solved the problem of the narrow tip rotor.  Put the 
>proper DNA makeup in the chicken, the egg needs no special treatment.

Yup, totally agreed by looking at the problem this way!

>It's not "right" or "wrong", it's necessary or not.  If you want to claim 
>it does something, fine.

Well, I don't want to claim anything for I have no proof that it's doing 
anything... but I just dunno, I'd feel "safer" using the narrow rotor on a 
360+HP 3B, even if it already has the metal gear (which is needed anyway 
once you're past 300lb/ft of torque as torque breaks it very quickly in a 
chipped car).

>   Then I would also claim that the MC and all other metal distributor 
> 10vt should have the same benefit with a narrow rotor.  Ah, but they 
> didn't share the same problem.  Full circle.

lol, agreed as well!


>Scott Justusson
>In a message dated 12/8/2003 9:29:36 AM Central Standard Time, 
>mik at info.fundp.ac.be writes:
>Umm, all 3Bs and RRs AFAIK had this. Even late 1992 S2 3Bs had it from the
>factory. Plus the brand new distributors with metal gears still come with
>them attached, so who's right? ;)

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