distributor replacement best practices?

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Fri Apr 9 20:23:12 EDT 2004

Hank,  I will FWD my plastic gear replacement instructions that was emailed
to the metal gear GB a few years ago, and which will cover removal,
installation and alignment.


> From: "Henry A Harper III" <hah at alumni.rice.edu>
> Reply-To: hah at alumni.rice.edu
> Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 17:18:19 -0600
> To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: distributor replacement best practices?
> Does anyone have a handy writeup for 3B distributor replacement? The
> archives reveal mention of a tamper-resistant cover and difficult-to-reach
> clamp nut, along with the alignment issue. Nothing specific on SJM or
> Miller's site. Is it not really that hard of a job, just a bit difficult to
> reach things without removing intake manifold? I have had a metal-geared
> distributor kicking around for couple years and would like to get it in
> there to see if it fixes the intermittent cutout issue (darn plastic gear).
> Henry Harper
> http://www.henry-harper.com hah at alumni.rice.edu
> 1991 200 quattro, 120k
> 1988 GTI 16v, 239k
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