3b metal geared distributor GP, was Re: [200q20v] Broken 20

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 26 14:12:27 EDT 2001

Hey all,

Correct on the distributor info.  Original factory gear is plastic, 
replacement distributor has metal gear thanks to hindsight.

I replaced my distributor some time ago because of a bad hall sender, but 
before doing it looked into (with the help of BB) a replacement gear only.  
No dice.  Some time after replacement the idea of getting one machined using 
an old distributor as a blue print came up.  My old dist. was volunteered 
towards this end, to help in just these situations.  Well to date, no dice, 
and my expectations of seeing done are dwindling.  So, wouldn't wait for 
that.  If I do however hear word or promise of completion, I'll keep y'all 

As to price, I bought my distributor from TPC and was able to get it for a 
cost of around 275.

Finally, since I anticipate the question coming up, you don't need the 
alignment tool as per Bentley.  Just make sure the crank and cam are lined 
up to tdc, and align the the rotor to the tick mark on the outside edge of 
the distributor body.  My car is still running with not bent valves or 
otherwise bustedness in the engine, so appears to work.


Derek Pulvino

Message: 1
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 11:05:13 -0400
To: Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com>
From: Peter Schulz <peschulz at cisco.com>
Subject: 3b metal geared distributor GP, was Re: [200q20v] Broken 20
Cc: 200q20v <200q20v at audifans.com>

At 10:17 AM 10/26/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>IS there a metal-geared distributor for the 200q20v?  I've seen folks
>talking about having someone manufacture a replacement metal gear for the
>plastic one, but I've never seen someone report that a specific
>metal-geared distributor is available.  I'd be up for a group purchase
>just to have one on hand.


What happened to BB philosophy of "don't fix it if it isn't broken"?  ;^)

The replacement distributor has a metal gear and the correct (thin) rotor.

I'm looking for a price target of $252 or less.

pn 034 905 205 Q?

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

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