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    BMW Coupes and Sedans 1970-1988 Repair Guide

    Rotor and Distributor Cap

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    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



    See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

    1. Make sure the ignition is OFF . If easier, disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  

    To prevent scraping the skin off your knuckles on the radiator fins, slide a thin piece of cardboard or equivalent down between the radiator and the fan.

    1. Remove the ignition lead cover from the distributor cap. If not already marked, tag the ignition leads for later installation.
    2.  



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    Fig. Fig. 1: On some models, you may need to move hoses aside to access the distributor cap



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    Fig. Fig. 2: With the cap removed, the protective cover can be detached



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    Fig. Fig. 3: Loosen, but do not completely remove, the Allen head bolts securing the rotor



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    Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the rotor from the distributor

    1. Pull off the ignition leads from the distributor cap.
    2.  
    3. Remove the screws from the distributor cap and remove the cap. Check the condition of the distributor cap seal and replace if necessary.
    4.  
    5. Unscrew the 3mm hexhead bolts holding the rotor and remove the rotor.
    6.  

    To install:
    1. Place the new rotor on the shaft and tighten the hexhead bolts to 3-4 inch lbs. (0.3-0.4 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Replace the distributor cap and seal. Tighten the mounting screws.
    4.  
    5. Replace the ignition leads on the proper terminals and clip the cover into place. Remove the cardboard from between the radiator and fan.
    6.  

    INSPECTION



    Check the cap and rotor for signs of burning, carbon tracks or excessive corrosion on the terminals. Do not try to clean the terminals. The cap and rotor should be replaced at the same time.

     
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