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Distributor Cap & Rotor Wear...???

It seems that caps and rotors never really last, meaning performance usually degrades after 5-8000 miles. Here's a pic of mine, BW Select that has maybe 8-10,000 miles on it.
Is this just the way it is?
Changing in a new cap makes it purrrrrrr..........
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And a pic of the rotor.....
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Re: Distributor Cap & Rotor Wear...???

Don't know if the ones you have are dealer or aftermarket but I have heard that the aftermarket don't hold up as well as factory. Do you change them together? Jim
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Seems normal to me, Crow.
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Re: Distributor Cap & Rotor Wear...???

Well It's wear on the center button, but arcing on the
outer lead/contact. with OEM they may have better material
but depending on the price difference it may well be not worth it. (Of course YT will say yes it is.)

Crow you still need/want the alt bracket right? I should have time to knock one out sometime this weekend.
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Jim, I'm using Borg Warner Select, the cap with the brass terminals. I always change them together.....
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LOL! Glenn!
Yep, I sure could use that bugger. Let me know what I owe you and I'll fire off a MO.... Thanks!

It seems that from what everyone has said that this is fairly normal wear. It's amazing how much performance degrades with this wear.....
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has anyone ever tried to figure out how to do the 4 coil setup like some newer automobiles have is it feasable or even possiable
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Re: Distributor Cap & Rotor Wear...???

glen
try not to forget that im lookin for an alt bracket too
that is if you have time
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Re: Distributor Cap & Rotor Wear...???

The arcing marks on that cap show either a weak coil or high resistance plug wires/plugs . Also, the center button is worn off to one side in a odd circle, I'd check that distributor shaft for side and vertical play , it may be worn out .
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