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Re: [T3] Clink clink... aw sh!^!!

I feel your pain.

The bottom clip on my distributor is no longer attached at the base. If I'm
not careful when unclipping it, it takes off. Once or twice it's happened.
Manages to wedge itself somewhere down in the engine and I spend 20 minutes
trying to find it and get it out. Getting it back on is no easy task

All for a 5 minute check on the point gap.


> From: Justinö¤€mgbbs.com>
> To: type3@vwtype3.org
> Subject: [T3] Clink clink... aw sh!^!!
> Date: Wednesday, March 17, 1999 10:21 PM
> Well, I knew it was bound to happen.  Had to.  I can't get lucky enough
> for something like this NOT to happen.  
> Got one head on and snugged down, tubes nice and tight, and started on
> the other side.  Had the tubes loosely fitted, so of course the head
> doesn't touch the cylinders.  Can you see where this is going??  Tried
> to start a nut on about 2 threads of the stud.  Slips...  Makes a
> perfect back flip with a half-twist right down that PR tube.  Nary a
> splash - it's a 10!!  And we all know where the PR tubes go...  Pulled a
> cylinder and piston off.  Got the flashlight, rolled the engine around. 
> Could hear that lil nut sliding, rolling around in there mocking me, "Ya
> done done it now, boy."  After a little storming around, I closed up
> shop (my spare bedroom) and called it a night.  Got some mechanical
> fingers from work today.  Tipped the engine, shined my light, looked
> down past the cam and lo and behold, there it was, shining back up at
> me!  Snaked the fingers in, snag, back out - easy now - and Voila! One
> nut safely and easily extracted.  The visions of case splitting slowly
> slipped from my now joyful thoughts.  And so it goes...
> -- 
> Justin
> C-ya@tmgbbs.com  http://tmgbbs.com/cya
> '95 CBR9 FeRRari red (now) w/ '93 bodywork
> '71 VW Squareback
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