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Old 12-06-2018, 06:13 PM
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OEM distributors for the VX are discontinued so I have to buy aftermarket. There are a lot on different parts websites but most of them have little to no reviews. Anyone here have experience with aftermarket distributors?
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OEM distributors for the VX are discontinued so I have to buy aftermarket. There are a lot on different parts websites but most of them have little to no reviews. Anyone here have experience with aftermarket distributors?
If you have the old Honda VX distributor, then rebuild it.
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iirc, the z6 is the same distributor.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:26 PM
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If you have the old Honda VX distributor, then rebuild it.
How can I tell if I have the original distributor? I'm pretty sure it's been replaced.
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How can I tell if I have the original distributor? I'm pretty sure it's been replaced.
Multi-angle pics would help.

Based on eghatch's comments, you can use a z6 distributor internals to rebuild it, if it's the original.
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ear pattern is the same also
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ear pattern is the same also
Easier yet!
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to my knowledge, the only 92-00 d series with a truly unique distributor is the d16y5.
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I'd rather just get a new dizzy. Are there any good guides on how to rebuild? I could do it if it's not too hard. Also what would be the price difference between rebuild and buying new?
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Default Re: Shopping for a new aftermarket distributor for 93 Civic VX

Originally Posted by eghatch9295 View Post
iirc, the z6 is the same distributor.
Yes they are the same. (VTEC distributor)


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I'd rather just get a new dizzy. Are there any good guides on how to rebuild? I could do it if it's not too hard. Also what would be the price difference between rebuild and buying new?
if you have the tools to work with the bearing and seal, the rest is very easy to do.
price difference: less than half.
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i bought brand new distributor at Oreillys and it works great.. i think i paid 160 dollars
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i bought brand new distributor at Oreillys and it works great.. i think i paid 160 dollars
Honda distributors are far more superior with respect to function and reliability.
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parts store distributors are hot garbage. i'd rather have used oem.
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If I might inquire, what tools are required for the bearing and seal if you are rebuilding these things?
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If I might inquire, what tools are required for the bearing and seal if you are rebuilding these things?
I am guessing at least a seal puller, but I thought the replacement bearings were unknown p/n's...
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The bearing is the easy part. I don't have it handy, but it's made by Nachi and I have bought them before. It's the seal that's more challenging to find.
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The bearing is the easy part. I don't have it handy, but it's made by Nachi and I have bought them before. It's the seal that's more challenging to find.
Does it happen to be the same bearing for a b series, specifically a b16a distributor, if so can you share the part #

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The distributor oil seal is available from local auto parts stores, and also on Amazon...

https://www.amazon.com/APDTY-Distrib...butor+oil+seal
same thing, is this the same seal for b series distributors
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same thing, is this the same seal for b series distributors
I believe so. To verify on Amazon, entire year, make, model, and trim of Honda car for which the distributor was originally designed.

Edit: I just verified that the distributor seal also fits the B16a2 distributor on the 2000 Civic Si.

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OEM distributors for the VX are discontinued so I have to buy aftermarket. There are a lot on different parts websites but most of them have little to no reviews. Anyone here have experience with aftermarket distributors?
Anyone tried these guys?

https://www.aipelectronics.com/index...vic-475818&p=1
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Looks like the bearing is here:

6001/012.45 2RS bearing - Bearing Depot & Supply

Sealed radial ball bearing with 12.45mm bore X 28mm x 8mm wide. Used on Honda and Acura distributors.

$19.50
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I believe so. To verify on Amazon, entire year, make, model, and trim of Honda car for which the distributor was originally designed.

Edit: I just verified that the distributor seal also fits the B16a2 distributor on the 2000 Civic Si.



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Looks like the bearing is here:

6001/012.45 2RS bearing - Bearing Depot & Supply

Sealed radial ball bearing with 12.45mm bore X 28mm x 8mm wide. Used on Honda and Acura distributors.

$19.50
Thanks for the links and info

94eg8 mentioned a nachi bearing so gonna try to find that one, I think the bearing in the link is correct, just not sure which brand, I try to avoid the Chinese bearings
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think this may be the nachi ones

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