the dripping distributor, part 2
ok, part 2 of the saga of the drippy distributor. o-ring replacement was a fail. next step, try the seal kit. ideally, pull distro, remove drive, pull bearing plate, tap out old seal, tap in new freshly lubed seal, reassemble, reinstall, drive for celebratory beer. nope, my distro was a "rebuilt by joe" nightmare, that after 3 hours of torture to tear down and reassemble, no longer works. guess where im going? autozone, for a distributor, lol. the seal kit worked PERFECTLY, nothing against it. 2 different sized seals, 1 o-ring. my right seal was PERFECT, seriously. it literally pressed in with hand pressure on a 1/4 drive socket and short extension. made a really nice "snap" when it seated. the shaft had PERFECT fit as well. tiny seals seem kinda pricey, but these were actually well worth the dime. the o-ring was equally PERFECT. snug in the groove, easily installed, and the tell tale effort to "shove it home" said "this will not leak for a LONG time". had the guts of my distro not been of seemingly "chicago fire" vintage (seriously, CHARRED leads), as well as having a bearing that must have been lubed with concrete (it takes a tool levering the drive tabs to turn it, lol). "rebuilt by joe" is now among my least favorite brands, lol. perfect parts can't fix that which they do not address, but i have NO doubt those pieces will seal, assuming use on a decent distributor. unfortunately, joe got to mine first, roflmao.
Pros: perfect fit, the o-ring was superior to the fel-pro
Cons: it was only the second circle of my personal hades, lol