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Unread 05-01-2009, 07:34 AM   #1
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Oil In Distributor....

Hi Fellow Jeep & XJ Lovers, I have a new problem, which I need your help with. I recently pulled my distributor cap and to my surprise there was alot of oil inside the distributor and on the cap. I am wondering if anyone knows were I can purchase the seal thats internally in the distributor or am I better off replacing the distributor??? Thanks To All...

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Unread 05-01-2009, 08:51 AM   #2
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A new distributor isn't too pricey. I have never heard of this before. Does your engine have alot of blowby that would have blown the seal out in the first place?
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Unread 05-01-2009, 01:52 PM   #3
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Hi mgramann, Thanks for the reply. Yes I did have a lot of blowby, the ccv tubing was clogged. I have recently cleaned the vavle cover and all the vacuum lines. So what am looking to do is replace the seal inside the distributor. Do you know where I can get this seal? I priced a distributor $49.00 plus a $20.00 core charge. The XJ budget is kinda tight.
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Unread 05-01-2009, 03:07 PM   #4
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Since you cleared the clog in the tube, you might not need to mess with the distributor. I'd do a wait and see approach.
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Unread 05-01-2009, 03:19 PM   #5
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Since you cleared the clog in the tube, you might not need to mess with the distributor. I'd do a wait and see approach.


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Unread 05-01-2009, 03:27 PM   #6
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The oil should stop being pushed inside the dist. since you have cleared the lines. I agree with the above posts and would clean out all you can and check it in a week or so.
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