Stuck distributor

Moderators: scimjim, Lukeyboy46, erikscimitardemon, Roger Pennington, philhoward

User avatar
DARK STAR
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5748
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:56 pm
Location: Antibes, France
Been thanked: 74 times
Contact:

Stuck distributor

Post by DARK STAR » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:24 pm

Yes, as I have been known to say, WD40 is not a penetrating oil / unseizing fluid.
PlusGas is not available here but Bardhal penetrating fluid is radical (and expensive).


Chris Johnson
RSSOC 1979> Rhubarb SE6a V8 1979-1997 Dark Star Coupé 1989> Scimitar France 2010> Vert Soleil GTC 2014-2018
Scimitar France Website No1 on Google, updated nearly every day

User avatar
Old and Slow
RSSOC Member
Posts: 924
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:37 pm
Location: East Berks
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 41 times

Stuck distributor

Post by Old and Slow » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:00 pm

Before trying the sledgehammer approach, run the engine until it is really hot (as hot as you dare!), and then (having first bought some) using Freezer spray, chill the distributor, at the same time tapping it gently side-to-side.
You should be able to buy "Pipe Quick Freeze" in an aerosol - available from Amazon etc.
This should loosen it.
Good luck.


Philip Needham
Ashley-bodied TR3; '54 Ford Consul; '55 AC 2-Litre Saloon;'65 850 Mini; '70 Ford Zodiac MkIV; XR3i
'81 911SC Targa, '64 Sabre Six

User avatar
Roger Pennington
RSSOC Member
Posts: 19712
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:43 pm
Has thanked: 131 times
Been thanked: 488 times

Stuck distributor

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:07 pm

Also Loctite do a combined freezer/penetrating oil spray - Freeze and Release


....Roger

RSSOC member (since 1982)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Image

"Condition can be bought at any time; Originality, once lost, is gone forever" - Doug Nye

Post Reply

Return to “Se6/6a/6b/GTC”