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 Post subject: --ATT-- 6 Cylinder BOSCH distributor information --ATT--
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:57 am 
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Gday guys,
This is just a post to save everybody else the hassle.
BOSCH do not make a distributor for the 6 cylinder falcons.
They havent made them for at least 2 years.
I have spoken to many people to find this out. The guy i spoke to at BOSCH has told me that BOSCH Germany had cancelled the production of this unit and had stopped all operating machinery for it as well.
They have been attempting to re-start the manufacture of the distributors once again but this has been going on since September 2009. The machines now need to be rebuilt to begin manufacturing but this seems quite distant as the ETA's for the arrival of new BOSCH distributors has changed more times than my underpants. I also spoke to 3 other guys from different BOSCH resellers and have been told the same information from all of them.
This should clear up anybody's queries about the availibilty of BOSCH distributors in the near future.
If you happen to find a NEW GENUINE BOSCH distributor, hold on to the thing as its probably worth a bit!

The companies i spoke with:

Bursons Automotive Parramatta NSW
Inject-A-Carb Toowoomba QLD
Bosch Australia Automotive Parts Department Clayton VIC

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 Post subject: Re: --ATT-- 6 Cylinder BOSCH distributor information --ATT--
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:32 pm 
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afaik ford still have some in stock even though they are now obsolete..
i got one last year from ford melbourne..
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 Post subject: Re: --ATT-- 6 Cylinder BOSCH distributor information --ATT--
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:45 pm 
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You may well be right Troy.
I rang Ford in castle hill and they said they had none and couldnt get any either :twisted: :twisted:
Ford make everything so difficult.
Why make a GOOD UNIT OBSELETE!!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: --ATT-- 6 Cylinder BOSCH distributor information --ATT--
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:51 pm 
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because ford consider e series 2 old to keep parts for...
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 Post subject: Re: --ATT-- 6 Cylinder BOSCH distributor information --ATT--
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:00 pm 
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is there a certin age of a vehicle they stop stocking the majority of parts for? everytime i go to get a few bits and pieces they always have to order most of it ex east, and this is for a b series!
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Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:16 pm 
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Best bet is to probably reco a second hand unit.
Replace the bush (Dist Bush is XD12120A from Ford , around $8-$10).

 

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 Post subject: Re: --ATT-- 6 Cylinder BOSCH distributor information --ATT--
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:30 pm 
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This is pretty annoying as the replacement non genuine ones are s**t and can strip the AUX shaft :evil:

 

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 Post subject: Re: --ATT-- 6 Cylinder BOSCH distributor information --ATT--
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:44 pm 
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Gezza - Exactly why i spent so much time hunting, as i am sure im having issues with my aux shaft and replacing it with an aftermarket unit will do literally f**k all as i will have to replace it again later when the crappy aftermarket one breaks (which it will)
However, the fella i was talking to from Automotive Service Solutions said since they started putting FORD TFI modules on the aftermarket dizzy instead of the cheap chinese ones they havent had any reports of failures with the dizzys

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:38 am 
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The distributors are not hard to rebuild, bushes are available, and so are bosch TFI modules. J

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 Post subject: Re: --ATT-- 6 Cylinder BOSCH distributor information --ATT--
Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:00 am 
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Its more the aux shaft that im worried about. Because the chinese gears are made of steel not alloy they arent going to last. And unfortunately you cant get those parts from bosch anymore

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:08 am 
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Ford used to make spares to cover a 10 year use/ownership period,after that they just scrapped any spares.My mate who is the spare parts manager at Harrigan Ford told me this when I was looking for front & rear shocks for my XG OutBack ute.Can't get any genuine Ford shocks anywhwere. :(
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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:36 am 
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the sam wrote:
Its more the aux shaft that im worried about. Because the chinese gears are made of steel not alloy they arent going to last. And unfortunately you cant get those parts from bosch anymore

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actually the genuine gear is steel also..
what i did find when the aux gear died in my last engine, was the gear on the aftermarket dizzy was not straight and had a slight wobble when the dizzy was rotated, which caused meshing issues and chewed the aux gear out..
the aftermarket dizzy them selves are ok, just the quality of the gear is poor..
so worse case you can swap a good gear from a genuine dizzy or a gear from an au oil pump drive and put it on the aftermarket dizzy...
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 Post subject: Re: --ATT-- 6 Cylinder BOSCH distributor information --ATT--
Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:47 am 
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True that Troy.
The Bosch ones switched to an alloy one (as i was told by BOSCH) just before they stopped making them.
The aftermarket ones shouldnt be too bad as long as you make sure they are alligned perfectly before letting it wear in.
With your aux shaft Troy, was it moving up and down at all? Or was it just a misallignment that caused it to fail?

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:29 am 
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I worked at a Ford dealership years ago. Ford pay the dealers to " Destroy & Scrap" listed old stock on the shelves, be it panels, glass, engine parts, tranny parts, suspension parts, etc.
It is a fvcking crying shame......the bean counters run the company, not Enthusiasts.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:41 am 
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the sam wrote:
True that Troy.
The Bosch ones switched to an alloy one (as i was told by BOSCH) just before they stopped making them.
The aftermarket ones shouldnt be too bad as long as you make sure they are alligned perfectly before letting it wear in.
With your aux shaft Troy, was it moving up and down at all? Or was it just a misallignment that caused it to fail?

Cheers

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the aux shaft in the block didnt move up or down, it was the misalignment of the dizzy gear that killed mine...
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