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Old 09-09-2007, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default corrosion inside my distributor

i had this problem since i bought the car. Corrosion build up on the 4 terminal inside the cap. this make my car misfire and lose power. Couple of years later i bought a msd kit, that include the box,coil and cap. same problem. i bought different caps and rotor but still the same ****.
im thinking about getting rid of the msd system and buy a new distributor. I have to clean the corrosion every week so the car can run in better conditions.
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come on guys.
i know someone had this problem before.
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Make sure you use the seal that comes with the cap. That could be a cause.
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Default Re: (Ruben19)

mine used to misfire every so often because the seal to the distributor cap was too thin, even though it came from Honda. I used some dielectric grease on the seal and haven't had any problems with it. I stored the car outside last winter for 5 months and it started right up after that time.

Try that and then see if that works.
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What cap & rotor are you running now? the problem might be on the conbination
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msd cap and rotor.
new seal and i always use dielectric gease.
im buying a new distributor.
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My car was doing the same until I use a msd cap with a rotor that wasn't copper. 4 months with that set up and no problems.
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i used none copper rotor before.
same result
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well you said you were using msd cap & rotor. MSD parts are copper. if so, keep the cap and change the rotor for a steel looking one.
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well you said you were using msd cap & rotor. MSD parts are copper. if so, keep the cap and change the rotor for a steel looking one.
did that already but same ****.
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