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Old 05-08-2014, 09:36 PM   #1
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hey just looking for ideas on how to keep distributor cap dry so far have struck out i have 95 yj 2.5L wondering if there are special caps or boots or silcone???????
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Try this. Get a tube of clear silicone (Home Depot or Lowes or Ace) and a caulking gun. Squirt a little silicone into the spark plug boots and the distributor cap wire towers. (A good time to do this is when you change the cap & wires). Then remove the cap and make sure the surface between the distributor surface and the lip on the cap is clean. Put a small bead of silicone around the lip on the cap and reassemble. It will be a little difficult to disassemble but should keep you running. Another thing to try is to approach and enter water slowly. That will help to avoid the splash that has stalled so many Jeeps. They are not submarines. Good Luck L.M.

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Old 05-09-2014, 12:52 AM   #3
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Good advise.
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Old 05-10-2014, 01:33 PM   #4
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Thanks will try that di-lectric grease was also suggested
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I used to do a lot of water crossings and found dielectric grease to do best. The silicone around the dist cap works okay for a bit, but because of the strong suction from inside it pulled the dryed silicone inside the housing, i was picking out pieces of silicone for awhile. I was considering a tight rubber glove over the cap with the wires going out the fingers and taped tight.
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:38 PM   #6
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thanks the glove sounds interesting lol
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:18 AM   #7
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I used to do a lot of water crossings and found dielectric grease to do best. The silicone around the dist cap works okay for a bit, but because of the strong suction from inside it pulled the dryed silicone inside the housing, i was picking out pieces of silicone for awhile. I was considering a tight rubber glove over the cap with the wires going out the fingers and taped tight.
The glove should work if you have a 4 cyl. it might be hard to find a 7 finger glove if you have a 6 cyl.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:56 AM   #8
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Amazon.com: Permatex 22058 Dielectric Tune-Up Grease, 3 oz. Tube: Automotive


Take it from a Military Diver (water and electronics don't mix) - this is the best you're going to find. Cheap and pretty waterproof within reason. If you want extra insurance look into Polyken tape, you can always wrap the cap after you grease it.

Adhesives Tapes - Details of Polyken 225FR
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:02 PM   #9
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thanks everybody all good stuff to try

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