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rough idle, poor mpg, distributor cap loose...

Discussion in 'Tech Archive (No Posting)' started by Mehcanic79, Jan 11, 2008.

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  1. Mehcanic79

    Mehcanic79 New Member 5+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2006
    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?
  2. Raabe

    Raabe Hell yea I suck toes! Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 2007
    The Desert
  3. xxsenceo89x

    xxsenceo89x aka superman Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 12, 2005
    NeW YoRk
    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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