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Old 12-20-2018, 09:36 PM
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My local auto parts stores are wanting 150-400 for a new distributor for an 87 accord. So I went online and found one for 50.00 that claimed to replace the td-41k, td-42k, and td-44k. So I bought it. Part # is td-43k.
Upon opening new unit I notice it is slightly different. Specifically, it appears the igniter is internal, so I start enquiring and now am being told that td-43k is a california emissions distributor and I need a td-42k for federal emissions models. The 42k is identical visually. Anyone know what the difference is and why I cant use the CA model on my federal engine.

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Old 12-21-2018, 05:23 AM
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lol hate to break it to you ..... nobody here is going to know part # variances on your 3g accord esp when its cali vs just plain usdm... if it works SEND IT .... its sooo old even if you have inspections theres no way on gods earth anyone is going to know otherwise and its not going to affect performance
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I should have been more clear. Not worried about testing. Just wanted to make sure it would work properly.
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I unno ... pictures for reference would help .... if it plugs up or can easily be made to fkn SEND IT
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