Date registered: Nov 2005
Vehicle: 1972 280se 4.5L
Location: McAllen TEXAS
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w108 distributor has oil in it !!
Hello , I have a 1972 280se 4.5 that was running very well until just recently.
I have been over this engine thoughroly in the last yr. New plugs,points,coil, intake gaskets and I also removed the distributor and cleaned it up along with the trigger points.
All was going well until recently some oil vapor came in thru the distributor (shaft?) and fouls the points making it miss and backfire.
Can you rebuild a distributor or get a factory rebuilt one with fresh seals and so forth?
Do you all have any ideas or fixes? Besides this it runs like a bat-outta-the-fatherland!!
I also replaced the thottle position switch on the throttle body. I am not sure if the is a proper placement of this I just placed it back in the most 'neutral' position .
Thanks for any help. Mitch
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