distributor replacement best practices?

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Sat Apr 10 09:46:52 EDT 2004

> From: Dan Cordon <cord4530 at uidaho.edu>
> When putting my distributor back in, I found it very sensitive to
> position. Even if you line things up just how they were, there's a
> chance you'll have to make very slight adjustments to the distributor
> rotation to get it to run again. I rotated mine probably 1° at a time,
> until it started, then I locked it down there. However, mine has very
> temporarily stumbled maybe 6 times since then, so I should rotate it
> another degree or so. Actually, I should probably do the timing belt and
> chain.....
This is not the right way to do it Dan, you didn't really follow
instructions.  If not set right on, you may have limited boost or
inconsistent boost, even if it starts and runs.


> -- 
> Dan Cordon
> Mechanical Engineer - Engine Research Facility
> University of Idaho

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