reboot your car [kooler]
pacneil at linuxgeek.net
Fri May 20 16:04:19 PDT 2005
Stewart Stremler said:
> begin quoting gossamer axe as of Fri, May 20, 2005 at 02:11:57PM
>> > I was a passenger in a car when the distributor ate itself at 70
>> Must've been one toothy distributor
> Well, there's a stack of plates and springs and things to handle
> the timing advance, all with a pretty tight clearance. We guess
> that a screw "fell out" in there somewhere, and the timing advance
> mechanism turned itself into a metallic gravel. The distributor
> sounded like a rainstick when it got pulled out.
I had a Ford truck that had a poorly designed distributor rotor that
would fly apart and destroy itself, and the cap. After the first time
it happened to me (in the middle of the Arizona desert) I carried
spares. Easy to change, but not easy to find in the middle of nowhere.
Ford changed the design (they only used it for a couple of years on 6
cylinder trucks) and when I replaced the distributor, it was the other
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