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Old 03-25-2007, 05:59 PM
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Quick question about a distributor

I bought a used distributor off ebay the other day and the guy said it was a little "stiff" from sitting in his garage over the years. What type of oil/grease or whatever could I use to loosen it up?
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Upper end or lower? Upper i would say die electric grease.
Lower? Any good engine assy lube or even work it under an oil bath [10/30]
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WD40 works decent in the top, just don't saturate it. A small spray, then work it around, give it more if it needs it, then let it dry for a while.
It's probably more that the advance mechanism is stiff, those tend to freeze up if it's sat for a long time. Not hard to fix for free.
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WD40 works decent in the top, just don't saturate it. A small spray, then work it around, give it more if it needs it, then let it dry for a while.
It's probably more that the advance mechanism is stiff, those tend to freeze up if it's sat for a long time. Not hard to fix for free.
Jared, They are sending my parts out on Monday from Maryland. Do you think you might be able to help? I mean... I might be able to get the distributor in 0-10 from TDC by myself and the module is cake. It's just timing I'm worried about. I don't have a light and I've never done it right. (Last time I broke three rotors)
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Jared, They are sending my parts out on Monday from Maryland. Do you think you might be able to help? I mean... I might be able to get the distributor in 0-10 from TDC by myself and the module is cake. It's just timing I'm worried about. I don't have a light and I've never done it right. (Last time I broke three rotors)
oneminizut, if Jared can't get to it, I can. Now that I have my truck back. When are the parts getting to you?

Have timing light will travel.
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oneminizut, if Jared can't get to it, I can. Now that I have my truck back. When are the parts getting to you?

Have timing light will travel.
Pilot, isn't it your daughter that needs help with math? I forgot. Anyways, How about a little trade in help for help? Parts might take a week but if you need help sooner we can set something up.
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Pilot, isn't it your daughter that needs help with math? I forgot. Anyways, How about a little trade in help for help? Parts might take a week but if you need help sooner we can set something up.

Works for me....Will work something out. Doing your truck would be easier that helping with her math. Please send me a PM with address, phone#, year and engine info. I have manuals.....
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