Oil in distributor

Peter Schulz pcschulz at comcast.net
Tue Jul 5 13:11:58 EDT 2005


oil in the distributor is also an indicator that the crankcase breather 
hose is comprimised.
What shape is your crank breather hose in?


At 01:01 PM 7/5/2005, wagons at sover.net wrote:
>I haven't checked the archives-- forgive me if this is a common finding. I
>had poor after-rain starting, with a low-speed or under-power miss until
>the engine was thoroughly warmed, so I replaced the (45,000 miles on it)
>distributor cap. I found a small amount of oil in the cap, that had
>softened the black outer casing layer, allowing the cap to distort.
>Obviously, a horizontal distributor like ours must have some kind of a
>shaft seal, and I guess mine is leaking a just a little. I guess if it
>happens every 45,000, I am not going to worry.
>Anyone seen this? prognosis?
>Dan Wing
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