[200q20v] Re: 200q20v digest, Vol 1 #578 - 15 msgs

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 10 10:56:02 EDT 2001

Hey all,

I sent a similar message to this a while ago, but for some reason it didn't 
get through to the list.  About 6-months ago I sent my old 3b dist. to a 
"Mr. X" in Canada.  The goal of this whole schenanigan was to have his 
machine shop amigo use the cam gear off my old dist. as a model for 
machining a new metal gear for our application.

Well, didn't go as planned, I haven't heard back from the guy, and well said 
gear stills exists in the ether of my imagination.  If Mr. X would kindly 
let us know what the progress of this project was, maybe this would be 
another option for those out there who just need a new gear, need to do 
shimming etc, or do not have a crapped out hall sender as was the case with 
my old dist and just want some non-plastic gear insurance for less than the 
price of a new distributor.

Maybe, "Mr. X" your name will have to be tarnished in front of your peers... 
  I'd be very surprised if your still not lurking out there in browse mode.

Derek Pulvino

P.S. Pete, if this message gets to you but not to the 200 list, could you 
forward for me, as I've had problems with my posts getting to the list as of 

Message: 13
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 09:25:05 -0400
To: stevequattro at aol.com
From: Peter Schulz <peschulz at cisco.com>
Subject: Re: [200q20v] Fwd: [audi20v] 20v 7A and 3B Distributor Group
  Buy, Need More F...
Cc: 20v <audi20v at rennlist.org>, 200q20v <200q20v at audifans.com>

At 10:47 PM 10/9/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>I would like to know the price difference between stock and the group buy
>metal unit before I jump in. BUT, I believe I will be needing one soon 
>(mine is beginning to get noisy) so now would be the best time.
>Steve Hauptmann
>Columbia, SC


The new distributor will NOT address the valve train noise which is due to
the wear of the cam gear and chain.

It will address the issue of catastrophic failure of the plastic gear which
can leave you stranded, however.

Paul Royal (16 RoT) and John Larson on the 20v list have both experienced
this failure...

Alexander can address the price difference.

BTW, you didn't mention whether you need one for the 90/CQ 20v (7A engine)
or the 200q20vT (3b engine)


Peter Schulz
1990 CQ
1991 200 20v TQW
Chelmsford, MA USA
peschulz at cisco.com

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