|05-10-2012 04:37 PM|
When I saw one do that it was because the small pin was missing on the rotor. It would still spark through the hole but the spark jumping gap made it all black inside the cap. By using the small pin that comes w/it, there isn't a gap.
Just an idea...
|05-10-2012 04:24 PM|
|05-10-2012 03:08 PM|
|baileysoffroad||Now it may be different depending who you ask but I believe the Haynes manual states a spark plug gap of .035 for the 2.5l......not sure how this would affect the point but I just pulled mine along with the distributor for cam removal and my points and rotor have fuzzy black build up but not much wear on the points or rotor themselves....ill post a pic when I get home later.|
|05-10-2012 03:05 PM|
|kik||I've always seemed to replace mine nlt 15,000 max. If it's running good maybe it's ok.|
|05-10-2012 01:50 PM|
It's only a year and a half old. I honestly have no idea how many miles. Used as a daily driver, the occasional hour-long trip to portland and back and the occasional not-at-all hardcore wheeling trip. It just seemed premature. How long are caps supposed to last?
|05-10-2012 01:42 PM|
|kik||Could be normal discoloration. If you have a concern try a new cap. You didn't indicate how many miles on it. Maybe there is an increased spark making it "hot". No other idea. If it's running fine maybe try another cap or just leave it alone.|
|05-10-2012 01:18 PM|
Burned Distributor Cap Contacts
I was just inspecting some things in my engine and I pulled the dist cap off and noticed that the contacts are burned and have black build up on them. It doesn't seem to be hindering the performance. The wire contacts are clean as a whistle and the plugs show the normal wear of a healthy engine (brownish tan stuff). So what's the deal with the dist cap? I'm running a Firepower ignition system with all the trimmings: coil, wires, cap, rotor all from performance distributors and the plugs are just cheap, run-of-the-mill and gapped out to .060.