3B distributor- metal gear

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Wed Sep 17 12:40:55 EDT 2003

> From: Dan Cordon <cord4530 at uidaho.edu>
> I removed my distributor and took pictures for everyone. I still have to
> post them though. I'll try to get to this tonight. Either way, the
> carnage isn't great. Many small pieces of gear came out, but not enough
> to make a whole gear. I'm hoping that the rest made it in to the oil
> pan, which when I change my oil (if the nut comes off that is) I'm
> hoping they'll fall out.
The pieces won't hurt anything if they made it to the oil pan, even if they
don't come out with the oil change, or if they have lodged in a crevice
within the cam area.  The worst that can/has happened is that a piece finds
its way under a cam lobe and stalls the cam, stripping the timing belt and
bending a few valves.  This case would likely occur immediately after the
breakup, and you are beyond that point, IMO.


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