Honda Accord question
Sean Breheny email (remove spam text)
On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 12:27 AM, Bob Blick <ftml.net> wrote: bobblick
> Hi Sean,
> It's pretty normal for the rotor and distributor contacts to have some
> burning. Thet aren't "contact" contacts after all. But make sure the
> center contact is good(usually a carbon contact).
Well, top be honest, I don't really know what to look for in
inspecting these contacts. However, what I can say is that the ones in
the replacement distributor cap/rotor now look very much like the ones
I removed after 95k miles. Also, cleaning them seems to fix the
I'm not sure what you mean by center contact. Do you mean the
spring-loaded button which contacts the center of the rotor?
> Maybe your new plug wires are bad. Watch the engine running at night and
> look for arcing.
I did so on one occasion while the engine was misbehaving at night. I
saw no arcing.
> Did you use real Honda parts or auto parts store parts? Japanese spark
> plugs or an American brand which shall remain nameless?
I used parts from Autozone. The spark plugs and wires are Bosch. I
don't remember the brand of the replacement disty cap and rotor.
Thanks for any help you can provide,
> Cheerful regards,
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