[V8] Distributor rotor replacements
ron_01056 at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 25 17:31:39 PST 2009
I've never not gotten anything but the Bosch caps. & I've never not gotten them from anyone other than Bruce :-) I think the last set cost me no more than $60 apeace.
--- On Sun, 1/25/09, Ed Kellock <ekellock at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Ed Kellock <ekellock at gmail.com>
> Subject: RE: [V8] Distributor rotor replacements
> To: ron_01056 at yahoo.com, "'Mark Kalbskopf'" <gbmarc at cox.net>
> Cc: v8 at audifans.com
> Date: Sunday, January 25, 2009, 6:44 PM
> I bought some cheap caps from Rock Auto several months ago
> and installed
> them about 2 weeks ago. Within a week the car developed a
> misfire. One of
> the "towers" on the cap was cracked. I may have
> pushed too hard on it when
> I installed the wire on it, but I was not impressed. When
> I got out the
> replaced caps back out, they are the OEM Bosch ones, you
> could actually feel
> the difference in the weight of the cap due to the sturdier
> construction. I
> probably won't skrimp on buying caps in the future.
> They expensive bastards
> though so I can totally understand the attraction.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: v8-bounces at audifans.com
> > [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Ron
> > Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2009 10:42 AM
> > To: Mark Kalbskopf
> > Cc: v8 at audifans.com
> > Subject: Re: [V8] Distributor rotor replacements
> > Agree on the R&R of both dizzy & flange seals.
> > On the p-side dizzy, yes that connector is the Hall
> Sender &
> > from the sounds of it it's not performing it's
> job. While the
> > car will obviousley still start & run without
> it.... the car
> > is certainley lacking power wise with it being bad!
> > like the plastic connector @ the dizzy housing is
> broke? If
> > so I would inspect the small gauge wires under the
> > connector. I'd be worried that one or some of them
> > compromised now. I have a good used one if you need
> > The two connectors @ the fuel rail are the knock
> sensors. &
> > sounds like they should be replaced. I got mine from
> > but check e-bay they are cheap there. If you need any
> links I
> > can suppley them for you.
> > As far as the inj..... the 3.6 inj are different in
> > they have a seperated spacer & an o-ring. No
> pintal cap @ the
> > end/nozzle.... it's just metal.
> > You can ask around for the rebuild kits for the 3.6
> > Scott Dewitt could possibley get the kits.. but you
> can get
> > them @ the dealer for sure. But if you search e-bay
> you can
> > find modern/non-different inj. Be mindfull that the
> Inj for
> > the 3.6 are 14.25lbs!
> > If you need a FPR I have two with very low miles. The
> one on
> > my 5sp only has 20 minutes worth of driving on it. The
> one in
> > my wife's old V8 has a few thousand K's. But
> if not, you can
> > find FPR on e-bay for like $70'ish. I haven't
> bought one from
> > e-bay so I have no idea if they are true Bosch made in
> > Germany FPR?! But the ones I have are made in germany.
> > listers who have recientley bought FPR were reported
> to be
> > made in China <yuk>! The FPR line @ the back of
> the FPR that
> > enters the Intake area is very importaint!!!! I'de
> > getting a new one from the dealer.. I would NOT just
> use line
> > from your local FLAPS! The rear line that goes around
> > intake openning can be gotten from the local FLAPS...
> > Just take your old hose down with you to size it up.
> > As far as whatelse you should replace..... how deep
> is your
> > wallet?....LOL I'de suggest the Intake gaskets, VC
> > spark plugs, maybe temp sensors, four wire 02, ect ect
> > ect.......... the list could go on :-)
> > CAPS... they are expensive! I have heard that you
> could use
> > a cap from a Yugo??????? Maybe some other listers know
> > sure???? & use the Burnt Orange rotors. The d-side
> > calls for a Black set screw type rotor.. but DO NOT
> use it!
> > Just get two of the Orange ones.
> > Ron
> > --- On Sun, 1/25/09, Mark Kalbskopf
> <gbmarc at cox.net> wrote:
> > > From: Mark Kalbskopf <gbmarc at cox.net>
> > > Subject: Re: [V8] Distributor rotor replacements
> > > To: v8 at audifans.com
> > > Date: Sunday, January 25, 2009, 12:11 PM
> > > I have decided to go a little deeper at the
> moment, so I
> > > have plenty
> > > of room.
> > > I'm going to replace the O-rings on the
> > > and the blue
> > > seals beneath them.
> > > (I still think getting the distribs off is a pain
> > >
> > > On my RHS dist. there is an electrical connector
> on top
> > > which has
> > > disintegrated. I thing it might be for the Hall
> sensor, but
> > > I'm not
> > > sure.
> > > Trying to figure out what to do as I guess it
> means a new
> > > distributor
> > > to replace that connector. or else I guess I
> could just
> > > strap it into
> > > place using some plastic ties.
> > >
> > > The whole plastic connector issue is a problem at
> this age, as they
> > > all seem to crumble.
> > > I have the whole inlet manifold off right now, to
> get at
> > > the water
> > > pipe below it, and in removing the manifold,
> there are two
> > > electrical
> > > connectors on the very top of it (I think they
> might be for
> > > the knock
> > > sensors) which came apart in my hands. In fact
> the whole
> > > length of the
> > > wire for these has all the plastic cracking up.
> > > Maybe I should replace the sensors too, as
> I'm here?
> > >
> > > Also I notice the ends of the little orange seals
> on the
> > bottom of the
> > > fuel injectors has damage on a couple of them.
> > > And maybe I should do the pressure regulator
> since I have
> > > all the
> > > lines disconnected. Not to mention the breather
> > > underneath the
> > > manifold!
> > > It never ends!
> > > All the thick vacuum lines (one from the FPR, and
> one at
> > > the rear by
> > > the airbox, snapped off in my hand because they
> were so
> > > brittle.
> > >
> > > Anything else I should do?
> > > Do the injectors ever need cleaning?
> > >
> > > Mark.
> > >
> > >
> > >
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