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Old 04-23-2005, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default Very fine red/rustish looking dust inside distributor cap???

As the subject states, there is this very fine redish/rustish looking dust covering the inside of my cap. Is this OK? Normal? Anyone else have this? My ignition setup is stock except for a msd blaster coil.
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Default Re: Very fine red/rustish looking dust inside distributor cap??? (MordecaiPSI)

i do belive that redish dust/rust is coming from your distributor bearing. its on it's way out......you should be replacing it soon. $$$
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you may be gettin some moisture inside the cap. How did you run the wires from the external coil? Have you washed under your hood lately?
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I am not sure what you mean by running the wires from my external coil. You know the H23 came with an external coil stock correct?

Are you sure this is a sign of the distributor going out? Dont dizzies make weird knocking sounds when they start going bad?
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They nicknamed it "Red Death" for a reason - your distributor bushing is about to go. You have to replace the sub-assembly.
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what exactly is the distributor bushing?
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IF you happen you be running a MSD cap .. the red dust is from the glue/filling its breaking down.....

Or its the bushing it you have stock cap.. or both
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what exactly is the distributor bushing?
Its what the distributor shaft spins on.
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so when u see this " red death " you have to replace the whole dizzy then
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Damnit.......this distruibutor is less than 5,000 miles old. Anyone know where to get a new OEM dizzy thats not an arm and a leg?
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I am not sure what you mean by running the wires from my external coil. You know the H23 came with an external coil stock correct?

Are you sure this is a sign of the distributor going out? Dont dizzies make weird knocking sounds when they start going bad?
Oh, my bad. On b series you have to run the wires out from the internal coil.
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