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ihr190

09-27-2011 15:22:23




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The seals are shot on the distributor shaft on my 830. Leaks engine oil up to the points, then it dies. It is made by Prestolite. Dealer says that kit is no longer available. I wanted to switch it to electronic anyway. Any ideas? Thanks in advance. Rob




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ihr190

09-27-2011 17:46:56




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 Re: 830 Distributor in reply to ihr190, 09-27-2011 15:22:23  
John, I will look at that in the morning. thanks.



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John Saeli

09-27-2011 16:58:05




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 Re: 830 Distributor in reply to ihr190, 09-27-2011 15:22:23  
There are no seals on the Dist. shaft. At the bottom are 2 bushings, & above them is a needle bearing. Replacing those would help. But, I think you have something else going on, such as too much blow-by. Is the vent tube running across the valve covers fully open?



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ihr190

10-02-2011 15:53:57




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 Re: 830 Distributor in reply to John Saeli, 09-27-2011 16:58:05  
John, the tube for the vents on the valve covers was dirty, but not plugged. I cleaned it out anyway. The valve train in general was pretty dirty. Lots of caked oil. How can I clean this? There must be something not letting the gases out of the crankcase below. Rob



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