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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.