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Re: [T3] Mystery wire

On 2 Aug 2001, at 9:57, Shirleyclan wrote:

> Well we had some luck, it's amazing how much better the engine ran when the
> timing was set correct!!!!!!!! I did find an additional problem. The
> centrifugal advance was slow returning to the idle position. So I pulled the
> distributor out to take a look at the fly weights. After some carb cleaner
> and a closer look I think I found the problem.  The two springs are not the
> same size! The bigger spring was too long and a significantly larger gage
> wire than the other spring.  All of the distributor's I have ever taken a
> part had two springs the same size. Any ideas? Is this correct or another
> quick fix by the previous owner? The distributor NR is 311 905205 AF, bosch
> 0231172 011.

Your dist is correct. If you will look at the dist advance charts in the 
Bentley you will see that there is a kind of dual slope arrangement 
to the late dists. This is due to the fact that they have 2 different 
springs and the second spring doesn't come into play until after a 
certain amount of advance has come in. You will notice that one of 
your springs is "loose" when at rest. This is the way it is supposed 
to be.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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