frozen distributor (was 83 volvo running rough)

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Mike, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Hi. I took my 83 240 to a CA smog test today and I passed on CO and
    HC and failed because my timing was 22 degrees BTDC, and the spec is
    12 degrees. The guys at the service station tried to change the
    timing but were unable to turn the distributor (the loosened the screw
    that holds it down). I took it to another shop which fixes volvos and
    they said, "yup your distributor is frozen." and they put some kind
    of penetrating oil on it which they said wouldn't eat the seals. I
    have the white screw on dist cap which they told me is the chrysler
    ignition. It appears that there are to notches in the bottom of the
    dist which could be used to turn the cap with the right tool, anyone
    seen that?

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
    Mike, Jul 10, 2003
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