[V8] RE:distributor rotors

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Mon Mar 22 13:07:52 EST 2004

Hmmm ... can't say I've ever heard anyone say anything about striking
anything ... certainly I have not ...

IME, the phenolic material of the rotor is rather brittle and it really
didn't take an extraordinary amount of force as I slowly increased the
pressure applied by the vise grips to break them ... 

I do want to warn (again) those attempting Loctite with the set screw
rotors.  Unlike the brittle phenolic material, the set screw rotors have a
brass sleeve that slides onto the distributor shaft.  When I tried to remove
them from one of my "spare" distributors I found that the Loctite had
actually gotten into the area between the sleeve and the shaft ... and I'm
finding that it will take extreme measures to extricate it ... 

Steve B
San Jose, Kaleefohnia (USA)
> Good point here Ryan. It always makes me a little nervous 
> when I read that 
> people strike the distributor shaft while it is mounted in 
> the car. In my 
> opinion, that is a great big NO NO. The distributors are 
> pretty easy to R&R so 
> there is no good reason not to just take them out and work on 
> them on the bench.

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