Looking for a walkthrough on how to replace a distributor. 1990 Civic CRX HF.
I found http://www.angelfire.com/ca/DrOhm/di...torRepair.html
in the FAQ, but my main concern is that I am not just removing, and putting back, but replacing the unit.
Good news is, everything works, but I just came across a new unit for a great price, and I've read of increases in MPG, etc, and it's good to have a spare. I'd like to remove my OEM unit and keep it as a spare, and put the new unit in.
How do I make sure that I do not affect timing? I imagine I should buy a new cap and rotor (my existing ones are new, less than 5k on them, but might as well keep everything 'together'). I imagine I need to make sure the rotor is pointing the same way as the removed unit, and to scribe exactly the position of the distributor prior to removal. I have read that they can be titled/rotated to affect timing (measured in degrees), but have never needed it done.
Is it okay to assume that I'll be able to just 'turn' the new distributor rotor into the position of the old one, and then just put the new distributor into the exact same position (scribed with a sharp object or sharpie) and be good?
Thank you for your input, or pics!!