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Distributor cap and rotor

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Itali83, Oct 11, 2001.

  1. Itali83

    Itali83 1/2 ton status

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    I think it is time for a cap and rotor. I haven't done it yet since I've had the truck, and I'ld like to. How much am I looking to spend, how hard is it to do, and should I buy a GM one or just go to Napa?? Thanks a ton guys.
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    The GM or NAPA parts will work fine, NAPA being the cheaper (price-wise) of the two. Expect to pay around $20-$30, I'm thinking. It's easy to do, just remember the firing order! My Naval Fleet
     
  3. DuneRunner

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    Changing the cap and rotor will take you about 20 min. I would recomend like Burbinator, to replace wires and plugs.

    It wont hurt. Be sure to get Di Electric lube (sp?)

    It gives it a better connection so that the metal wont carode(sp?)

    Take your time and again have FUN!
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  4. Rob 85K5

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    Get a cap with the brass contacts, it will last longer with less build up.

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  5. Itali83

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    ok thanks guys, the plugs and 8mm wires have less that 15K on them, so I don't need to do those. I just need the cap and rotor, so get the electrical grease, and get the cap with brass electodes. anything else?? Thanks guys!!!!!!!!!!
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    Get a can of contact cleaner and give the advance a cleaning while you're in there - made quite a difference on mine.

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  7. Itali83

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    Burbinator, I know that it a drawing, but it shows a distributor that has the coil built in, I don't have the built in coil, does that make a difference??? Thanks
    Ben 87 jimmy
     

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