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Phil Shayer
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2011
Posted on Wednesday, 28 December, 2011 - 07:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi, after having the twin distributor belt mysteriously spontaneously turn into something you could weave into a new jumper on a spinning wheel whilst my Turbo R sat innocently in the garage unused I proceeded to replace it. Now my car(Sedrik)is running like a bag of spanners and suspect timing or even a fractured rotor arm during my hasty refitting. To eliminate potential timing problem I cant seem to locate any adjustment ? help please? also, I had difficulty owing to argumentative belt notches, getting the two rotors to align at the tdc mark perfectly and resolved to one being a slightly out... could this also be the culprit(notches wouldn't allow accurate alignment and is a genuine RR part)? Getting black on boxing day was not my idea of a what was supposed to be a pleasure drive into Byron bay for coffee in my otherwise utterly perfect running Sedrik (also looking for a buyer)
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Udo Hoffmüller
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Post Number: 80
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Wednesday, 28 December, 2011 - 09:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Perhaps does it help to find the correct position?



Regards - Udo
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Paul Yorke
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Post Number: 839
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Thursday, 29 December, 2011 - 12:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Check plug leads are on correctly and in order.

You can slip a small bit of plastic (wd40 tube) or bit of matchstick between the belt and the teeth and then rotate it. This usually moves the arm along one tooth.
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Phil Shayer
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Username: phil_shayer

Post Number: 2
Registered: 12-2011
Posted on Sunday, 15 January, 2012 - 10:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thank you for your help... I thought the problem was one of the rotor arms but replaced it, it appears not. They don't line up exactly regardless of which tooth I move it to. I do however find that the number 1(the belted side A1 A4 B3 B2) runs the car on those 4 cylinders... however, number 2 distributor now doesn't fire? when the belt was broken, the car ran on this (direct driven)side of course, and prior to the belt breaking the car ran perfectly...?? seems odd...
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Phil Shayer
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 12-2011
Posted on Sunday, 15 January, 2012 - 03:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Ah... fixed... it seems that TDC marker is miss-positioned? Odd but who am I to argue? Is this the 20 degrees referred to?? I rotated the whole distributor (unbolted) on its axis and the other side caught up and ran fine! So I removed the whole unit and rotated the two rotors on their axis by one tooth anti clockwise and presto!

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