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90 Civic with a ZC swap, problem with melting ditributor rotor

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by asskikkin90, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. asskikkin90

    asskikkin90 New Member

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    I just picked up a 1990 Civic with a Zc DOHC swap and it was running fine till it just up and died one night, broke apart the distributor and the rotor was melted... first of all why? And second I threw in a new cap and rotor today and I got a high pitched squeek... shut it down busted it apart and the rotor was melting again..... why is it getting that hot?
     
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    atomic1 New Member

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    Because the distributor bearings failed and heated up the distributor shaft! It happened to me while I was in the middle of nowhere. Its a common problem on 4th gen accords.
     
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    makewheelies304 New Member

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    lol i usually have the problem with the screw falling out of the rotor on my zc
     
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    78civic Junior Member

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    There was a person with new dizzy housings on Ebay a while back.. Fairly reasonable too! D, B, H, F series
    Just didn't have the coil/pickups.

    It's been the early part of summer though.

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