[Es2] Good news and bad news...
matt_20v at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 8 12:09:00 EST 2003
There is a thread on the 200Q20V list regarding this
rotor right now. Lots of speculation that it can
short 2 cyls firing them at the same time and causing
serious damage. But others report running it with no
ill effect. SJM can get you the correct rotor.
--- Ben Klumper <bklumper at mdbworld.com> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> The distributor is the original and was never
> removed from the head. I did however replace the cap
> and rotor. The rotor has the wide end on it. I
> purchased it from Rod TPC who noted that it was
> different, but said it should work. Is the rotor
> with the narrow head still available? Has anyone
> tried the new style rotor and had this problem?
> The other theory I was thinking about last night is
> that maybe the distributor is 180 degrees out
> relative to the crank shaft. The distributor-to-cam
> shaft gear ratio is 2:1 correct? If so, this means
> that the dist turns one full rev. for every two of
> the cam shaft. Because the head was removed and the
> cams were turned independently of the crank, would
> it not be possible that the head was reinstalled
> with both the cams and crank at TDC, but the dist.
> at 180 degrees (half a rotation) out? Or does that
> even matter?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: C1J1Miller at aol.com
> To: bklumper at mdbworld.com ; es2 at audifans.com
> Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2003 6:37 PM
> Subject: Re: [Es2] Good news and bad news...
> Hi Ben.
> Is this a new distributor? I'd start with the
> alignment first.
> Assuming you've moved it around, put the engine to
> TDC, pull the dist. cap, and look to see if the
> rotor points at the scribe mark on the side of the
> dist. body (center of rotor to line). Think it
> should be the number 1 plug wire too.
> Chris Miller, Bolton MA USA, c1j1miller at aol.com
> '91 200q20v ==>
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