HOW TO: change a distributor o-ring

eg6sir

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well, i had read a write up somewhere on how to do this.. so it seemed pretty simple and i thought i'd make my own to share with all of you.. it took about 15-20 and thats with taking pictures along the way. .

first, get a straight edge to mark the stock timing ( i used a wire stripper that was sitting near by) but any straight edge will do.. like so



now get a nail or a screw and make a mark across the top so you can line it up.. and it also marks where the stock timing should be.. :thumbsup: for those who wanna adjust timing..



i was told to loosen the bolt nearest the firewall first.. using a 12mm box wrench



then move to the one nearest the front of the car, i had to use a rachet here w/ a long extension.. again 12mm



then remove the top one, being careful not to turn the distributor,



now once you have those removed, slowly pull the distributor off being careful not to turn it.. unless you want a headache.. it should look like this now



using a flathead screwdriver pry off the old o-ring, mine just broke when i did this ( that saying it needed to be replaced...

now get your new o-ring and take it out of the package, yes this one.. its about $2 from Honda.. part # 30110 PA1 732
i got a bit of oil on the tip of my finger and lubed up the o-ring so i slide in place



reverse steps for putting the distributor back on, again being careful not to turn anything..



now let fire it up and see if it idles fine.. WOO HOO!!..


feel free to move this to General Tech Articles if you feel it is suffice
 

vti786

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ThatGuy4life

The Riced Sleeper
i was told to loosen the bolt nearest the firewall first.. using a 12mm box wrench
I can be so stupid at times, I tried taking off my dizzy yesterday to check something and gave up cause I couldn't get the top bolt off with a rachet cause of how the cap is in the way. Didn't even think to use a box wrench.:mad: Though the fact that I was up for 19 hours and tried doing this when I got off work in the morning when it was like 12 degrees might have slowed my mind.
 

801CRX

Got Rice?
I can be so stupid at times, I tried taking off my dizzy yesterday to check something and gave up cause I couldn't get the top bolt off with a rachet cause of how the cap is in the way. Didn't even think to use a box wrench.:mad: Though the fact that I was up for 19 hours and tried doing this when I got off work in the morning when it was like 12 degrees might have slowed my mind.
I would have said im tired, cold and hungry.......................fuck it ill do it tomorrow. And then probably not get around to it for a month or so.

 

ThatGuy4life

The Riced Sleeper


I would have said im tired, cold and hungry.......................fuck it ill do it tomorrow. And then probably not get around to it for a month or so.

Yep that was my plan well sort of. I went inside hopped on the computer while my girl made breakfast then went to sleep round 9 expecting to wake up round 3 and work on it again. But I guess I was hella tired, didn't wake up till 8:30
 

801CRX

Got Rice?
LMAO
Yeah working long ass shifts and trying to keep up with the car............blows major ass.
 

Andrew

Active Member
Nice write-up bro.

One thing, you don't nessesarily have to be 'so' carefull about turning the dizzy.
If it's 180* out, you'll know immediatly by it having a good 1/8"-3/16" gap to the head. In which case you just take it out and spin it around 180* and throw it back in.

Great job though. very informative! :thumbsup:
 

GSRCIVICTN

Lost in a sea of rednecks
If this needs to be a General Tech sticky:)eek: ), I volunteer to make my own this weekend on "Tightening Lugnuts".
 

94RS94

New Member
eg6sir

I just changed the o-ring very easy to do. (Thanks to this thread) Started up with no problems. Wiped the old oil that drip below then went ride for an hour dive. Came home, pop the hood and no oil for now. Now, what I have left to do is the valve cover gasket, cam seal, and pan gasket. Did the PCV valve and hose and that must have been what made gasket on the valve cover leaked. (Back up pressure)
 

Jcaleno

New Member
This is what I call a write up.

Hey thanks so much for the pictures and the explanations, you absolutely gave the best explanation on how to do this I hve seen around. I do have a question for you tho.

mark across the top so you can line it up.. and it also marks where the stock timing should be

what are you trying to line up with what? what is this mark for?
 

FLounder

power hungry
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to clarify for Jcaleno.... the whole distributor pivots to adjust timing, so you will want to mark it so you put it back on the same. youll see when you loosen the bolts.
 

Jcaleno

New Member
I see. Thank you for the clarification. Now do I need to remove the distributor? All i'm doing is replacing the o-ring. Isn't just a matter of removing the dist cap and maybe rotor and sliding the old oring out and putting the new one in?
 
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