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Unread 02-17-2011, 06:59 AM   #1
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7yr 35k Cap and Rotor pic

I was minorly surprised to see my cap and rotor in such condition, although this is only the second time I have ever replaced a cap and rotor:



This time I used 100% brass, instead of this brass\aluminum thing in the picture. New cap is considerably beefier.

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Unread 02-17-2011, 07:08 AM   #2
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...this is only the second time I have ever replaced a cap and rotor...
Not much more needs to be said.
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Unread 02-17-2011, 07:11 AM   #3
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Meaning..... ?

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Unread 02-17-2011, 07:13 AM   #4
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Unread 02-17-2011, 07:19 AM   #5
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Well, I'm trying to fish out if this is normal wear or not. Prior to this Jeep I was one of those people that thought they needed a new car every 3 years (dad worked for GM), so I never had to bother with any of the longer term maintenance items. The last cap/rotor change on this jeep, it didn't look like that.
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Unread 02-17-2011, 07:38 AM   #6
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I would say that that wear if unusual for 37k.
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Unread 02-17-2011, 05:25 PM   #7
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I'd say it looks pretty damn normal.

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Unread 02-17-2011, 05:29 PM   #8
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Looks normal for the cheap aluminum cap and rotor. The brass cap and rotor will wear better, or at least it will wear "cleaner" - not the aluminum oxide powder that you have on the electrodes.
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Unread 02-17-2011, 06:35 PM   #9
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That would clean up just fine with some emery cloth. The main issue I see though is you're getting a fair bit of moisture in there as evidenced by the rust on the inside of the rotor.
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