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post #11 of (permalink) Old 11-18-2002, 06:24 PM
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Re: Water-Proofing Distributor

you could spray the inside of the cap with WD40 too. Just not sure how much he'd like it though [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
<font color="blue">Converted</font color> did a pretty good write up on water-proofing the distributor.
It's over here. [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: Water-Proofing Distributor

go ahead and buy a new cap and rotor because in my experience it wont take long for them to corrode after moisture has gotten in there. tapping the cap and drain holes and putting rubber hose on them while sealing the cap to the dist housing is your best bet, even for submersion if you put the hoses up high.
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I think im gonna have to do that!
WD40, good link! I totally forgot about that thread!
...I wonder if he ever did it? Im curious to see how well it worked
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I remember drying out your cap too. [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Re: Water-Proofing Distributor

I'll look into the distributor boot and venting option. Gotta do something, can't have that happen again...too embarassing [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]

Maybe woking a drain into the bottom of the airbox will help it out also.
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yeah, we did mine too, but not as many times! So there! [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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YEP, gotta discharge those coronas too, unless there the mexican type, then we can toss them in my cooler [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: Water-Proofing Distributor

Muddy's, right, venting is good. Probably the best thing to do though is not dialectric grease, but a high heat, moisture, oil etc. etc. resitant gasket sealant around the cap to distributor, which is what I use and never have problems. That, and make sure you use duck tape to seal the cheasy platic intake housing running from the front of the motor to the filter box area. The place you want the dialectric grease is on all contacts from plug wires to cap, to plugs, to coil etc. Use a good wire like Jacobs, again no complaints there. I actually do not run a breather hose for the distributor because I have just never had a problem. there is a cap on the top of the better quality caps that is a breather like you might have seen for axles, and it traps air at the top so water can splash or pour in. As long as you don't completly submerse it, it will probably be fine.



OHHH, almost forgot, it you were in that deep of water, I hope you extended the breather on the top of your E4OD, or you may be having other problems soon.

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Re: Water-Proofing Distributor

Extending all the breathers was/is on the proverbial list, but not yet done. I will be changing all fluids very soon and doing my waterproofing at that time. I don't want any repeat occurances of what happened Sunday. What a bummer.
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I don't have 9" of lift so BLAH [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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