I might be crazy. I went cheap now paying the price.

I might be crazy. I went cheap now paying the price.

Postby jmderyke [OP] » December 29th 2018, 2:09am

So was getting a misfire under slight throttle p0300, checked my plastic distributor and had some play. Found a cheap aluminum replacement Ebay special 33 bucks.
Put engine at tdc 1, R&R the distributor and the new one is off by a hair before and after where it should be, after numerous attempts and checks. Put the old one in and lines right up. Pretty sure the cheapo was machined or put together wrong? Anyone ever hear about this before?
Or am I just sucking at life?
New one
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Old one
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Re: I might be crazy. I went cheap now paying the price.

Postby jmderyke [OP] » December 29th 2018, 3:36am

So turns out the reluctor wheel was pressed on incorrectly timed on the shaft. Get what I paid for thanks china!
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Re: I might be crazy. I went cheap now paying the price.

Postby Big_kid » December 29th 2018, 4:56am

Thanks for sharing your find!
95 Astro Conversion of unknown irrelevant lineage
We have enough youth. How about a fountain of smart?
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Re: I might be crazy. I went cheap now paying the price.

Postby Astrofarian » December 29th 2018, 6:23am

Sorry to hear that, I HATE when that happens; new part worse than the old one. Good catch! Doesn't ease the sting much though, huh? Hope you get it sorted out soon!
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