RE: [DML] distributor lubrication: fuel and ignition
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RE: [DML] distributor lubrication: fuel and ignition



Hi Cliff,

The fuel plunger & counterweight roller require no special lub other than
the gas they're exposed to but a small shot of WD40 on reassembly won't hurt
as both can get a little sticky with older gas.

You can use a tiny bit of brake caliper grease on the ign dist advance
weights, if you wish to, and you should saturate the advance cam fiber pad
with light machine oil with every tune-up. 

P.S. The only reason I'm here at work on a holiday weekend is to kill time
while waiting to pick up my mom from Sunday mass. I have a life too you
know!


Rob Grady,

P.J.Grady Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Cliff Schmucker
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2006 10:48 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] distributor lubrication: fuel and ignition

this weekend's project is putting the engine topside back together on
3441 (well at least attempting to)

in the process of re-assembling most of the sub-assemblies, the
question of lubricating the ignition and fuel distributors have come
up

the fuel distributor plunger seems to be lubricated with oil, and
possibly the roller on the counterweight arm


I seem to recall that ignition advance weights are lubricated with
grease, there is some evidence of 25-year old grease having been flung
off inside the (lower) advance-weight portion of the distributor

also, there is a foam pad inside the shaft below the ignition rotor
that is dry as a bone that seems like it is supposed to be oiled to
provide lubrication to the inner/outer distributor shafts


advice on any or all of the above please? 


as an interesting aside, there is only 1 advance weight return spring
- spring stiffness and qty is one of the various spark advance
variables/adjustments, just curious if one spring is typical on the
PRV

thanks, Cliff





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