How to tell -- Plastic vs metal dist. Gear.

Tom Werner noonan67 at
Tue Dec 9 08:53:07 EST 2003

I just replace the cap and rotor on my 200q 20v.  The Dist. Gear was the 11 
mm type, but the dealer replacement was the 17mm.  I'll probably pull the 
new one off and make it an 11 mm one over the weekend.  But, the question 
is, how do I tell If I have the plastic or metal gear?  Car has 211k miles.  
Seems like the previous owner let a lot of routine maintenance slide, but 
the car was bought off an Audi dealer lot 4 or 5 years ago, so I am assuming 
that the owner prior did regular maintenance.


Tom Werner

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