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if a distributor o-ring fails...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by colbystephens, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    what would be the symptoms?
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    a leak, down the back of the engine. possibly looking like its coming from the rear main seal. could actually be the rear main seal too, i've actually seen the cam plug or the oil galley plugs leak too.
     
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    A distributor is supposed to have an O-ring?

    Well that explains a lot...

    Actually, I've always seen a round paper gasket between the dizzy and the intake.
     
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    I've never seen an o-ring on a factory dizzy, ever, well at least pre-90... standard gasket materials..
     

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