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Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:17 pm 
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I took off the cao and found some dirt.


There's a bit of dust around the top of the distributer also (the rotor not cap) do I remove this or is there oil there I shouldn't remove?

Also there's white and black powder stuff around the terminals under the cap where the leads connect.

Should I remove this? or is it a protectant?
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Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:28 pm 
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not much to do really
make sure the contacts are clean and not damaged
same with the rotor
IIRC you can get a new carbon button for the the coil lead that goes onto the dizzy rotor
the balck dust you see can be take away with some compressed air

the leads dont connect under the cap
they connect at the top

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:37 pm 
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every 6 months or whip the dizzy cap of give it a good clean with a rag or something. also sand back the white powdery stuff with a very fine grit sandpaper until the contacts a clean again you can also do this to the contact point on the rotor button. don't go nuts with the sandpaper just enough to get the crap off

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:38 pm 
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Yeah I meant it's the underside of the terminal the leads connect to
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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:17 am 
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If its that bad just replace the thing, its really not expensive at all.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:29 am 
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Agree with the replacement - cap and rotor. Note the kms when they're changed.

Give the hall effect setup a good clean while the rotor and cap are off - use metho and a soft brush (be careful and gentle).

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:29 am 
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ILLaViTaR wrote:
Yeah I meant it's the underside of the terminal the leads connect to
buy a new one and try it,keep the old one to check for cabon tracking inside,white residue builds up resistance,if you can aford it new leads or test a new one with your multimetre,check the readings.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:54 am 
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My readings were around 7-8k

1 lead however got 10k

Is this normal?
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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:51 pm 
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ILLaViTaR wrote:
My readings were around 7-8k

1 lead however got 10k

Is this normal?
not sure,thats why i said get a new one,you can them buy loose,find your worst one and buy the same length,test the resistance and make a note of it-----this may vary between brands.this is your bench mark when testing them again------using the same meter.

 

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