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Old 01-10-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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Exclamation rough idle, poor mpg, distributor cap loose...

I, for the second time, have found my distributor cap loose. It's on tight, but not "tight enough".
I track my MPG and any mods I do. I noticed my MPG slipping and the idle getting rougher.
(This was over 14 months time, 22,000 miles and Minnesota climate change.... so it's sometimes hard to track consistent MPG.)

To fix this, once and for all, I went to the hardware store and bought stainless steel bolts, washers and lock nuts for the distributor cap. I then cleaned all the carbon build up off the cap and rotor contacts.

Has this happened to anyone else?
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sure hasnt lol
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get a new cap n rotor. it might to the trick. mine cap was grinded down from doing 80 thousand miles

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