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Anyone ever do a distributor to coil pack conversion using the same fuel injection computer? Getting a bit tired of having to change the distributor cap and rotor. Looking to hear about any pitfalls that I may not have thought of.

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Distributor caps and rotors just don't seem to last as long as they used to. I'm changing it in just under a year. Used to get a year and a half to two years out of them under heavier conditions.

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I changed the coil last year to discover it should have been changed about 10 years ago. I guess 295,000km out of an ignition coil is pretty good. It hadn't failed yet but was getting hard to start. New coil made a huge difference. Better starts, better fuel mileage, and a little more pep.

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Distributor caps and rotors just don't seem to last as long as they used to. I'm changing it in just under a year. Used to get a year and a half to two years out of them under heavier conditions.
What kind of shape is your dist body in? Lots of slop in shaft will take them out quicker.

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The shaft is still reasonably tight. First thing I thought of. Distributor is burning out evenly but just sooner than they used to.

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The shaft is still reasonably tight. First thing I thought of. Distributor is burning out evenly but just sooner than they used to.
You probably do but going to suggest putting bit of dielectic grease on tip of rotor. Other than that all I can say is they are not selling as many anymore so cheaper materials so you guys have to replace more often.

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