distributor rotor question
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
> 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!
>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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