Dismantling a Distributor (not digifant)

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Dismantling a Distributor (not digifant)

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I posted this up on somebody's thread years ago and can never find it so here it is with a name that can be found easily.

taken from a couple of strip downs...

cap rotor arm shield off and then remove top circlip, need small circlip pliers 1mm pin/hole
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get it in a vice with a rag to protect and using two flat blade screw drivers lever the vane off, the vane is made from thin sheet on a central boss so you want the screwdrivers on the central boss, it's not easy as it's chamfered. Plusgas is good if it's stuck on, you may be lucky.
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when the vane is off recover the pin
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remove that plastic cover from the hall sender plate and you will see a second circlip holding the hall sender plate down, this needs removing too, can do it now or a bit later.
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remove all the screws and vac unit, fairly simple but I'd order them so you get them back right, some screws are slightly different.
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pull the pin on the hall sender connector and it then slides up, if circlip is off this then lifts off
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Late DG Q suffix mech ( one spring)
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early DG C suffix mech ( two springs)
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putting it back is easy, probably the only hard/fiddly bit (other than remembering what goes where) is inserting the dowel pin back into the vane after its on.
Use some grease on the vac unit pin/link also
1988 DG WBX LPG Tin Top
1989 DJ digijet WBX Holdsworth Villa 3 Pop Top
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