Worn Distributor Shaft - Rebuild or Replace?

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hazzac181
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Worn Distributor Shaft - Rebuild or Replace?

Post by hazzac181 » Wed 31 Oct, 2018 3:00 pm

Hi fellow OzBenzers,
As above, the distributor shaft on my w115 220 is loose, which regularly knocks the points out and is causing a fairly significant misfire.

Where would one source the replacement bits required? I don't have the faintest idea where to begin looking.

Regards,
Harry
W123 300D – The White Maiden (Regretfully Sold)
W115 220 – The White Maiden II

Located: Sale, Victoria.

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Bartman4800
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Re: Worn Distributor Shaft - Rebuild or Replace?

Post by Bartman4800 » Wed 31 Oct, 2018 4:19 pm

It can be repaired, but would not know where or how.

You can step across several decades, and purchase yourself a 123 ignition:

https://www.123ignition.com.au/product/123-merc-4-r-v/

That will solve all problems in one big bang, especially if you get a new coil too.


Bart
1963 220 Sb Sedan "Kermit" (Australian Assembly)
1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
2011 Kia Sportage "Missus commuter Bus"
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hazzac181
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Re: Worn Distributor Shaft - Rebuild or Replace?

Post by hazzac181 » Thu 08 Nov, 2018 4:26 pm

Bartman4800 wrote:
Wed 31 Oct, 2018 4:19 pm
https://www.123ignition.com.au/product/123-merc-4-r-v/

That will solve all problems in one big bang, especially if you get a new coil too.

Bart
Thanks Bart, I've definitely put that on my wishlist, a little out of budget at the moment, however. Have since been able to rebush the distributor, will keep the points system at the moment until I can afford that 123ignition system and a flamethrower coil

Harry
W123 300D – The White Maiden (Regretfully Sold)
W115 220 – The White Maiden II

Located: Sale, Victoria.

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