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Post by another newbie » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:47 pm

Good afternoon All,

I am now slowly dismembering the Essex in my Se5a. I have been able to remove my Bosch distributor successfully, this came out after about 5 minutes tapping the underside with a nylon hammer.

There is on the shaft outside of it some damage, this can be seen in the image. It looks like someboy mullered it trying to remove it previously.

The rest of the Distributor seems perfect with everything else looking like new, free from corrosion or damage. It spins freely with no visible damage to the the gear at the bottom and it clamps into place secure with no movement.

In your knowledgeable opinions is the damage purely superficial and no issue, just needs tidying up with the Dremmel OR does it need replacing?

Thanks in advance for your input.
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Post by scimjim » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:23 pm

The shaft runs in bushes, inside the alloy housing. Providing the housing isn’t cracked or bent and the bushes aren’t damaged (ie it spins freely and centrally) I’d say it will be okay.


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Post by another newbie » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:29 pm

Cheers Jim. That's the answer i was hoping for.

The housing is all straight with no signs of damage and with no sign of any cracks. It spins freely, nice and smooth with no notchyess or anything. All of the components i.e. Cap, Rotor arm, points, condenser all look brand new too. A bit of careful Dremmeling and she'll be sorted.

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