[DML] Farrar's distrubutor - theory.
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[DML] Farrar's distrubutor - theory.

I do have a possible suggestion here...


I have a Delorean distributor that started chewing up rotors, and
sometimes cracking caps.


It turns out some of the internal shims or something bent or melted and
the rotor got just a tiny bit high on one side, and consistently started
hitting one of the contacts in the distributor.  In some cases the
rotors would disintegrate, in other cases it stripped out the plastic
key and would spin on the shaft, and in some cases it also would destroy
the cap.  This happened with 6 rotors across 3 caps, yes from proper
vendors, before I finally figured it out.


If the rotor caught on one of the contacts, and stripped out the key,
isn't it possible that if it was in just the right position the spark
would fire continuously?  Couldn't that cause enough heat to cause a
fire in the cap?


Farrar, did the engine die just shortly before the fire started?  If it
continued to run for any time after you detected the fire then this
theory is bunk.


Maybe I'm wrong, but this seems plausible to me based on what I have
seen previously.



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see www.dmcnews.com

To search the archives or view files, log in at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnewsYahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN

Copyright 2006 ProjectVixen.com.  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive