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Old 03-02-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
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vx distrib. cap

i replaced the dist. cap a couple thousand miles ago. i just checked it and the contacts have alot of crud caked on them. i scraped it off and it ran better. one of the screws on the cap was loose, would that cause it to crud so fast? what else would cause it?
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:06 AM   #2
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A bad seal could be the cause, but typically resistance is the culprit, that is, resistance from the wires and plugs. I'd consider replacing the wires and plugs. I wouldn't spend more than $30 on aftermarket wires, 7mm's are just fine, and stock plugs are only $1.50 or $2 each. Verify the .044 gap, or even go a bit tighter to .040.
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:31 AM   #3
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i have new plugs and wires so i'm thinking it was just the seal.
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