Re: [DML] distributor cap and rotor
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Re: [DML] distributor cap and rotor

Most kinds of grease are okay but Dielectric is a good one for o-rings as it 
keeps them well over the years.  You may have a leak if the tube is not 
pressed in all the way but it could be other things as well.  Take out the 
motor and tube and grease the seal up a bit and see if that helps but you 
may likely have something else going on.

Grease does help the vacuum a bit because the seal stays soft and doesn't 
dry out as fast.  However one could argue a seal is a seal and if it leaks 
you have a problem and grease won't help.  Honestly, grease just helps it 
assemble easier and that's the main reason I use it but I do believe it adds 
to the life of the seal.

Jeff in NC

>From: "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: [DML] distributor cap and rotor
>Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 11:30:50 -0000
>How much does not greasing the idle speeb pipe and cup seal affect
>idling.  I have a hot idle problem that the idle goes up and down,
>to the point of the engine almost stalling, then catching itself.
>The tube is inside the O-ring, but I did not lube it when I
>reinstalled.  Can a lot of air pass through this?  Does the grease
>prevent the vacuum leak?  Also, what kind of grease, like wheel
>bearing grease?
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